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Clerodendron speciosissimum
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Clerodendron speciosissimum

Giant Red Glory Bower

Item #: 6678

Zones: 8a to 10b, at least

Height: 84" tall

Culture: Sun

Origin: China

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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This tropical clerodendron has been surprising us with its winter hardiness. Although it is late to emerge in Zone 7b, it has returned for several years, but never gets over 2' tall. In warmer climates, expect it to reach 7' tall. The slowly suckering stems are clothed in 1' wide, velvety green leaves and topped in summer and fall with terminal clusters of scarlet-red flowers. In our climate, we rarely get flowers before early October. Not only does it look good, but it can be used to cure everything from arthritis to hemorrhoids. Did we mention that hummingbirds like it, too?

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