Clerodendrum trichotomum from Joe in NC

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The plant is about 7 ft high currently. Puts out many new plants from it’s roots. I remove those. Has very aromatic blooms. Drops all leaves in winter. I’m guessing it’s invasive but really have not a clue.

Hi Joe,

this is an interesting cultivated plant, shrubby in general, native to eastern Asia.  It is called the harlequin glorybower, Clerodendrum trichotomum.  The specific blue color of the fruit is said to be unique to this plant.  I have not heard it described as invasive. More can be found here:


Steve Hill, Ph.D. Botanist, SCNPS

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