Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Clerodendrums Wallichi - The Bridal Veil

Clerodendrum Wallichi (The Bridal Veil) is a shrub that can reach up to 7 ft in height.  It has narrow shiny leaves of up to 5 to 6 inches long. Blooming is year round in the tropics. It can easily be propagated from semi-hardwood cuttings.

 
The white flowers cascade down in pendulous panicles.


Delicate buds about to pop anytime.




The young panicle with developing green buds.


The mature panicle with fully developed terminal blooms. 



The petals flare out from a narrow tube. Stamens and style protrude out. 


 My domestic helper keeps the plants in great shape with routine watering, pruning, fertilizing and checking out for pests.


A panicle seen against a background of Bougainvilleas.

The sprawling flowers of B. Mrs Eva.


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