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. It probably would not have survived the particular winter that followed shortly after I planted it in just about the only part of our fenceline that gets enough shade to satisfy this prima donna. But it wasn't even the winter that did it in – our plant went into decline shortly after planting, and just faded away. I'll have to try it, or one of its relatives, again some time.
||bleeding heart clerodendron
||vine to 15'
This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...
About my plant portraits
PlantLinks to other web pages about Clerodendrum thomsoniae
I welcome comments about my web pages; feel free to use the form below to
leave feedback about this particular page. For the benefit of other visitors
to these pages, I will list any relevant comments you leave, and if
appropriate, I will update my page to correct mis-information. Faced with an
ever-increasing onslaught of spam, I'm forced to discard any comments including
html markups. Please submit your comment as plain text. If you have a
comment about the website as a whole, please leave it in my
guestbook. If you
have a question that needs a personal response, please
common mis-spellings: thompsoniae
April 19, 2018