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Clerodendrum quadriloculare
(Starburst/Shooting Star Clerodendrum)

Life: Perennial

Size: 15' tall, 8' wide

Light: Full to Partial Sun

Water: Moist, Well Drained, Somewhat Drought Tollerant Once Established

Soil: Acidic to Neutral Loam to Sand

Among the most beautiful Clerodendrums, it has foot-long leaves in dark green with striking redish-purple undersides. From mid-December through January, the 12", white-pink flower heads explode like a spectacular fireworks show. Naturally a spreading shrub, but with a little pruning it can be shaped into an attractive tree. Like most of its genus, it will sucker readily, but these are easily removed if desired. Though naturally a large shrub or small tree, it can do as well in a container as in the ground if given extra protection from winter cold.