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Clerodendron thomsoniae

Clerodendron thomsoniae
bleeding heart clerodendron

Common name bleeding heart clerodendron
Family verbenaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z9-11)
Flowers white/red (summer-fall)
Size vine to 15'
Light part shade

Evergreen woody vining plant producing delightful red-and-white dangling flowers. The white parts are actually bracts, and contrast strikingly with the dark red petals below. I was assured when purchasing this that it would be hardy here (zone 8b/9), but some sources rate it hardy only to zone 10, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Meanwhile I've given it a spot near our backyard live oak – just about the only part of our fenceline that gets enough shade to satisfy this prima donna.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following area: right fence border

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