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Clerodendrum speciosissimum /Java Shrub

Clerodendrum speciosissimum  / Clerodendrum speciosissimum
Spectacular red flowers produced above 4-6' tall plants with large coarse textured foliage
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Spectacular red flowers produced above 4-6' tall plants with large coarse textured foliage

Butterfly gathering nectar, a common occurrence

A close-up of this eye-catching flower

Flowers and foliage

Floral stalk in full bloom

Individual flowers seen here

A large planting of Java shrub

A planting in a partially shaded location

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Scientific Name: Clerodendrum speciosissimum
Common Name: Java Shrub
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer, Fall
Flower color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Comments: Not fully winter hardy in zone 8, but will return when damaged by cold. Cut back freeze damaged plants in late winter. Grows especially well near walls and under roof overhangs where plants receive some protection from freezing temperatures. Hummingbirds and butterflies feed on the nectar from its flowers. Spreads freely in a planting bed, but not as aggressive as some of the other clerodendrums. Blooms over an extended period from early summer into the fall.