BLEEDING HEART VINE

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COMMON NAME Bleeding Heart Vine
BOTANICAL NAME Clerodendrum thomsoniae
HEIGHT 10′
WIDTH 10′
DIOECIOUS Needs cross pollination
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN Long lived, 25+ years
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 30° F
SOIL TYPE Well drained, moist
WATER REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and water every day for 2 weeks. Week 3 and week 4, water deeply twice a week. From week 5 forward water deeply at least once a week for the rest for the rest of the season. Best results with regular irrigation. Supplement with water during droughts and the hot, dry months to keep your plant lush and thriving. Reduce watering in the Winter when growth slows.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Low
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun to dappled sunlight
FERTILIZING Sparingly use a general purpose, 10-10-10 once every 3 weeks to 4 weeks from Spring to Summer for faster growth. Alternatively, use a slow-release fertilizer 3 times a year. Halt fertilizing from the Fall to Winter, then begin again in the Spring. Do not allow fertilizer to clump, be sure to disperse evenly. Clumped fertilizer can potentially burn roots, potentially harming or killing a plant. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves, flowers, and stems.
FLOWER Red or white calyxes, red corollas, and prominent stamens.
MONTH OF COLOR Spring to Summer
FRUIT Green fruits unripe, Red to black ripe. Four black seeds inside, bright orange interior. Inedible.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Toxic to animals. (Dogs, cats, horses, humans.)
COMMENTS Beautiful vine for fences, trellises, arbors, or containers. Plant 3′ apart from each other, if planting along a wall or fence, though space 4′ to 5′ away from other plants. If wanting to keep plant manageable and small, cut back in the early Spring after the last frost. Cut back again in the early Fall, if necessary. In locations susceptible to cold damage, cover with a frost cloth and secure firmly to protect the day before a freeze. Remove promptly once the freeze has subsided.
PRICE 7 gallon $20