Clerodendrum ugandense

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Family:
Lamiaceae (formerly in Verbenaceae)
Geographic Origin:
North and central Africa
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
To 10 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer
Flower Color:
Bright blue
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Most soils
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
An elegant shrub with upright, arching branches and shiny 2-4 inch, pointed-oval leaves. The 1 inch flowers are distinctly two-toned, combining a larger purple-blue lobe with four smaller lavender ones. Adding to their effect are long, gracefully arching stamens.