Rotheca myricoides

A shrub or small tree that bears delightful blue flowers in summer.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 2m x 1.5m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

Formerly known as Clerodendrum myricoides, this medium sized, evergreen shrub bears glossy green foliage.
It produces masses of beautiful, butterfly-shaped blue to purple flowers in spring and summer.
The flowers are followed by small, round green fruits which ripen to dark purple and are favoured by birds.
ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The flowers are visited by Carpenter Bees, which pollinate them and the edible fruit is eaten by birds and monkeys.

MAINTENANCE:
Prune regularly to encourage it dense form and abundant flowering.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
A beautiful shrub for low screening in a small garden. It also looks stunning when grown in a container.

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