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Re: C. trichotomum


Yes, Noreen, mine is in the ground and seems perfectly hardy here. 
Have had it for 8 years,  but it does not flower much.  Mine also
keeps green leaves until killing frost when they all fall. 

So, you keep yours in a pot?  How tall is it?

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: TeichFlora@aol.com
> 
> Hi Marge, I'm a bit behind, so trying to catch up.....do you have
your C.t. 
> planted in the ground?  I have one, it is hardy here, but didn't
know how far 
> north it survives.  It is evergreen here until late winter, when it
drops 
> it's leaves (mostly after a freeze).
> I love mine....it puts out tons of white blooms mid spring through
summer, 
> then the blooms start to turn pink and bright blue berries appear
on the 
> inside, giving it a very unique look.  Eventually these dry and get
darker, 
> to a dark fuschia, with black seed inside....rather looks like a
bell.    
> I have the problem too, of suckering....but all Clerodendrons do
this, 
> unfortunately.  This is helped by keeping it in a pot, however, if
the roots 
> are allowed to escape, or the seeds....then the cycle begins.
> 
> Would be interested in others who have this plant, where it is
hardy, etc.
> 
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast.

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