Clerodendron Ugandense 90cm Standard (Blue Butterfly Bush)
Also known as the Blue Butterfly Bush or Glorybower, Clerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense' is very easy to grow and spectacularly rewarding with its evergreen leaves and clouds of bright blue, butterfly-like blooms.
Clerodendrum needs a minimum overnight temperature of 5°C so makes an ideal houseplant for the conservatory or greenhouse, where it can get all the light and warmth that it needs. In turn, you'll be rewarded with clouds of beautiful bicoloured flowers.
A rare and choice plant for your patio or sunny balcony during the summer months and something that your gardening friends are unlikely to have, plant it into a favourite container so that can be moved indoors through the winter.
Supplied as a standard plant in a 19cm pot, ready to be potted on into the container of your choice.
- Ideal For: Patio Displays/Instant Impact/Pots/Containers
- Flowers: January - December
- Position: Full Sun
- Height/Spread: 100cm x 75cm
- Hardiness: Not Hardy – Protect from frost
- Specification: Supplied as a standard plant in a 19cm pot.
Aftercare advice for Clerodendrum ugandense.
- Protect from frost.
- The Blue Butterfly Bush requires warmth and light to flower but when it does it will produce blooms profusely, especially in the summer.
- Any fruit produced should not be eaten.
- Keep well-watered but be careful not to over-water. In winter, allow the soil to dry out between waterings.
Pruning Advice for Clerodendrum
- A fast-growing shrub that can be pruned to keep a bushy habit. Clerodendrum ugandense will flower at the tips or on new growth so trim it anytime it looks like it is getting out of hand!
- Dead head to encourage repeat flowering. After flowering stems can be cut back to 25cm.
- 1 x Plant
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