JJL Greenhouse Inc

Clerodendrum wallichii

Life: Perennial

Size: 8'

Light: Filtered Sun or Bright Afternoon Shade

Water: Moist, Well Drained

Soil: Fertile, Mildly Acidic to Neutral Loam to Sand

The glossy, dark green foliage provides the perfect foil for the gorgeous, scented, pure white blooms. The long blossoming panacles will begin forming about Thanksgiving and will continue through the fall and winter. After flowering, glossy blue berry drupes will be produced, set against the bright red calyx. They should not receive direct afternoon sun, and will tend to freeze back in all but the warmest winters. Heavy mulching will protect the roots and allow them to return again the following spring. Due to this freezing, plants in the ground tend to be smaller than those kept in protected containers.