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Re: Clerodendrum trichotomum was: Theresa's pics

Hmmm...Lynda, 6 hours of sun a day...maybe that's why I don't get
much bloom on mine, while under open sky probably doesn't get that
much actual direct sun.

I prune mine as I really don't want it 15' tall and wide where it is
and read somewhere that it blooms on new wood anyway.  Do you find
yours blooms on new or old wood or both?  I'm trying to figure out
why I'm not getting masses of bloom - mine also blooms very late in
the season, when does yours bloom?  Noreen's likely blooms earlier as
she is so much farther south.

So far, suckers have only popped up a few feet away from this child. 
Since yours show up farther afield, I will have to keep a sharp eye
out here; don't want that area full of Clerodendrum!

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Lynda Young <lyoung@grindertaber.com>
> Not Zem, but I have this as well.  It gets about 6 hours of sun a
> and flowers well - the butterflies adore it.  I find the odor hard
> describe and best enjoyed at a distance.  Suckering is a problem -
> had plants show up twenty feet away.  We've let ours grow on, just
> trimming branches that encroach on the drive and it's now a good
> feet tall and as wide.  Nicely architectural plant in the winter.
> Lynda
> Zone 7 - West TN

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