CLERODENDRUM – BLUE BUTTERFLY BUSH

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COMMON NAME
Clerodendrum
Blue butterfly Bush
BOTANICAL NAME
Clerodendrum ugandense
HEIGHT 10′
WIDTH 10′
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 40+ years
COLD TOLERANCE
20° F on roots, 33° F on leaves
SOIL TYPE Well drained
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Low
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS
Full sun to part shade,
prefers full sun.
FERTILIZING In Spring, apply a
slow release granular fertilizer. Alternatively, once a month in
the Spring apply a well
balanced fertilizer, like 5-5-5.
Stop fertilizing when blooming
has stopped for the year. Avoid
getting fertilizer on the leaves.
Water before and after applying
fertilizer.
FLOWER Purple-blue flower with
showy stamens.
MONTH OF COLOR
Spring to Summer
FRUIT Black, fleshy fruit. Inedible.
COMMENTS Flower looks like a
butterfly. If the plant freezes, it
will return after the cold.
PRICE 10 gallon $25