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First Flower of the Year


By Meanie

First Flower of the Year (Clerodendrum ugandense (Blue glory bower))

Ladies & Gentlemen,, I give you Clerodendrum Ugandense!!!!!!
One of my favourite plants has just given me my first flower of 2010 (not including my orchids).
I was going to try & keep this a nice compact plant, but I've changed my mind - I'm going to see just how large it can get whilst still producing masses of flowers.

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Well done Meanie!!!...lovely flower....don't forget to let us see it when it is full of bloom...:o))

27 Feb, 2010


what a lovely flower

27 Feb, 2010



3 Mar, 2010



This shrub grows very quickly and can grow very a pot I think it can grow to 5 feet. It's commonly grown in the ground attains a height of 12 - 15 feet.

13 Mar, 2010


It's positively sprinting now! I'm really amazed at how the roots have filled the pot over the winter in my conservatory.

13 Mar, 2010



Clerodendron species have huge fibrous root systems...when grown in pot the roots have to be pruned after they bloom. Although, Clerodendron ugandense tends to blooms all year. (in San Diego, CA anyway)

I have clerodendrum quadriloculare - Starburst bush which is quite spectacular in bloom however, it has so many roots...and has lots suckers.

13 Mar, 2010


clerodendrum quadriloculare looks interesting.

13 Mar, 2010



Clerodendrum quadriloculare is one of the more spectacular blooming species.

14 Mar, 2010


Delonix; it certainly is a desirable looking plant, The trouble is my conservatory is rapidly filling up over the winter.

14 Mar, 2010



I know what you yard is so full of plants...I can barely fit any more in the back or front yard. : > )

15 Mar, 2010

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