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Clerodendrum nutans/Nodding Clerodendrum

Clerodendrum nutans / Clerodendrum nutans
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A nodding spike of flowers

A plant with several floral spikes

Blooms in mid to late summer

Glossy green foliage in summer

Upright growing, multipile stemmed shrub in summer

Rich, glossy green foliage with emerging floral stalk

Upright growing shrub with rich, glossy green foliage in summer

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Scientific Name: Clerodendrum nutans
Common Name: Nodding Clerodendrum
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Keep it out of windy locations and late afternoon sun. In areas where the top is killed by frost, cut back severly and mulch heavily until spring. Growth is quite rapid in spring. Produces panicles of white flowers.