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Clerodendrum trichotomum 20-40cm

Clerodendrum trichotomum 20-40cm

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Product Description

Clerodendrum trichotomum, commonly known as the Harlequin Glorybower, is a deciduous shrub celebrated for its captivating beauty and fragrant allure. Native to East Asia, this ornamental plant has found its way into gardens worldwide, enchanting observers with its distinctive features.

The Harlequin Glorybower is characterized by its striking foliage and unique, two-toned berries. The large, heart-shaped leaves are deep green and possess serrated edges, creating a lush and attractive canopy. In late summer to early fall, the shrub undergoes a transformation as it produces clusters of tubular, fragrant white flowers marked by a showy display of pink to magenta calyces that surround them.

What truly sets the Harlequin Glorybower apart is the ornamental value of its fruit. The berries, initially a vibrant shade of turquoise or blue, gradually transition to deep metallic purple, creating a captivating spectacle that persists into the fall.

Adaptable and relatively low-maintenance, Clerodendrum trichotomum thrives in well-draining soil and prefers a sunny to partially shaded location. Its ability to attract butterflies and other pollinators adds to its ecological value in garden settings.

Beyond its visual appeal, the Harlequin Glorybower has cultural significance in traditional medicine in some regions. As an elegant and versatile shrub, Clerodendrum trichotomum continues to charm gardeners, nature enthusiasts, and those seeking a touch of vibrancy in their outdoor spaces.

Picture 1 show flower of Clerodendrum trichotomum, the plant offer is like the one in pictures 2-3.

Cultivation:

  1. Sunlight: Plant your Clerodendrum trichotomum in a location that receives full to partial sunlight. It thrives in bright, indirect light or dappled shade. Avoid planting it in deep shade, as it may not flower well in such conditions.

  2. Soil: This plant prefers well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A slightly acidic to neutral pH is ideal. Amending the soil with compost can improve its fertility and drainage.

  3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the growing season in spring and summer. However, avoid overwatering, as Clerodendrum trichotomum does not tolerate waterlogged soil. Allow the top inch or so of the soil to dry out between waterings.

  4. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch, such as wood chips or shredded bark, around the base of the plant to help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds. Mulch also provides some insulation during winter.

  5. Pruning: Regular pruning is beneficial for shaping and maintaining the size of your Clerodendrum trichotomum. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth begins. Remove any dead or diseased branches and shape the plant as desired.

  6. Fertilization: Feed your Harlequin Glorybower with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in early spring, just as new growth starts. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for the appropriate dosage.

  7. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common garden pests such as aphids, spider mites, and scale insects. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Clerodendrum trichotomum is generally resilient to diseases.

  8. Harvesting Berries: If you want to enjoy the ornamental berries, you can harvest them when they turn purple-black in the late summer or fall. The berries are not edible but are valued for their appearance.

  9. Winter Care: In colder climates, Clerodendrum trichotomum may lose its leaves in the winter. Mulch the base of the plant to protect its roots from freezing temperatures.

  10. Propagation: You can propagate Clerodendrum trichotomum from seeds, stem cuttings, or root cuttings. Softwood stem cuttings are typically taken in the spring or early summer.

 

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

Cultivation

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Plant height: 15-30cm

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