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Clerodendrum myricoides ‘Ugandense’ (photo courtesy of Laura Dunkin-Hubby)
Clerodendrum myricoides ‘Ugandense’ (photo courtesy of Laura Dunkin-Hubby)

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Zone
Zones 9, 14-28, H1, H2
Partial Sun
Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Clerodendrum myricoides ‘Ugandense’

Verbenaceae
Evergreen, Shrubs

CLERODENDRUM

Diverse group of plants grown for big clusters of showy, brightly colored flowers that are fragrant in some species. Bloom comes on current season’s growth.

Amenable to pruning. Provide support for climbing species. Grow in well-drained soil. Good greenhouse plants in areas beyond their hardiness limits.

Clerodendrum myricoides ‘Ugandense’

Native to tropical Africa. Grows to 10 ft. tall and about half as wide, though is often much smaller in California. Glossy dark green leaves to 4 in. long. Each five-petaled blossom has one violet-blue petal and four pale blue ones; pistil and stamens arch outward and upward. Partial shade; can take full sun in Hawaii.

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