Gardening

Clerodendron: a very decorative plant


The clerodendron is a shrub with generous foliage and flowering.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Clerodendrum
Family : Verbenaceae
Type : Shrub

Height
: 2 to 3 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Rather rich

Foliage
: Expired -Flowering : July to October

Planting, caring for and pruning the clerodendron will facilitate good growth and little advice on how to grow it. © Vadim

Planting clerodendron

Planting clerodendron is an important step because it is what will condition the good recovery, growth and flowering of your clerodendron

Preferably in spring but also in autumn before the first frosts.

  • The clerodendron likes rather sunny or partially shaded situations
  • He likes to be sheltered from the wind, especially for his flowers
  • Follow our advice planting shrubs

Clerododendron is resistant to negative temperatures down to -15 °

Clerodendron in a pot:

Growing clerodendron in pots is quite possible, especially if you want to protect it from frost in winter.

  • Choose a container of good size, pierced at the bottom
  • Fill with soil for shrubs or flowering plants
  • Water regularly, as soon as the soil is dry on the surface

Clerodendron cutting:

Clerodendron cuttings are quite in summer.

  • Multiplication by cuttings in summer

Maintenance of the clerodendron

This is an easy to maintain shrub, especially when properly established.

Regular watering, especially in summer in high heat is recommended.

Adding fertilizer in the spring greatly stimulates flowering and growth.

How to prune the clerodendron?

At the end of winter, you can rebalance and reduce the branches slightly.

  • This shrub has a rounded shape that you will prune to keep it.
  • Remove dead and damaged branches.

To know about the clerodendron

Clerodendron indoors:

You will easily keep it in your house or apartment.

In winter, prefer a place where the temperature is around 10-15 ° because it fears the airs too hot and too dry in winter.

Clerodendron outdoors:

Native to China, the clerodendron will be most comfortable in places where the winter season is not too harsh.

Strong and prolonged frosts can reduce the development of the shrub.

Both decorative and easy to maintain, it offers very beautiful flowering during the summer and gives pretty little black or green berries in autumn.

This shrub grows very quickly and can be planted as a hedge, in a shrub bed or in a pot on a terrace or balcony.

Smart tip

Outdoors, a mulching is recommended, both in summer to maintain humidity and in winter to protect the roots from the cold.


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