Starburst Bush

Common name(s): Starburst Bush

Scientific name: Clerodendrum quadriloculare

Plant family: LAMIACEAE

Origin: Native to Papua New Guinea and the Philippines

Description: Small to medium-sized shrub with showy tubular flowers in mid-winter and early spring. Grows up to 15 feet tall. Leaves are simple, ovate to oblong shaped, and green with purple. The flowers appear in large clusters and are white tipped and pink below.

Growing Conditions: Fast grower for sun to partial shade in moist, well-drained soil. Prefers tropical climate and drought tolerant. Flowering period will be slower in shade and requires minimal pruning to be shaped.

Wildlife: Hummingbirds and butterflies love the flowers for their nectar.

Relation to Nehrling Gardens:

Location in Gardens: E4-E5

Additional Information: Flower is named after its resemblance with shooting white stars.


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