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Clerodendrum is a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. Its common names include glorybowerbagflower and bleeding-heart

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Description

This is a versatile plant and can be grown as a topiary or as a bonsai.A hardy, straggling shrub, with closely arranged, almost round, shiny, deep green leaves.
Seaside clerodendrum, as its name suggests, grows well along the beach tolerating the salt spray of the ocean and the harsh rays of the sun.

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Wild Jasmine, Sorcerers Bush, Seaside Clerodendrum, Glory Bower, Indian privet.White.All year round.9-12 ft.Easy.

 

Care

  • This erect, sprawling or climbing shrub grows to heights of up to 6 metre. The stems are woody, and smooth. The opposite, simple leaves are ovate or elliptic, usually 3–10 cm long, 1–4 cm wide, the apex obtuse to shortly acuminate, the base more or less rounded.
    The margins are entire, and the petiole is from 5 mm to 2 cm long. The leaves are green, smooth, with a slightly shiny upper surface.

    SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
    Full sun to partial shade.Well-drained soil.Draught tolerant. Allow the soil to dry between watering.Upto 40 degrees F.Application of nitrogenous fertilizers on growth.
  • For making hedges, a large number of well-developed plants are required and, therefore, it is advisable to produce new plants through cuttings.
  • Trimming the plant keeps the hedges in shape and also promotes production of new branches and leaves to fill up the gaps.
  • As flowers are produced at the ends of branches, trimming robs the plant of its flowers.

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