Butterfly Tree Clerodendrum
This spectacular tropical shrub, the butterfly tree, bears slightly arching branches that produce violet-blue to pale blue flowers resembling butterflies. The Butterfly Tree blooms from summer to fall. This plant attracts hummingbirds and, of course, butterflies!
The Butterfly Tree will do best with full sun or partial shade. For watering, water slowly and make sure it goes deep (especially during dry periods) so the water reaches the root zone. It is important that the soil has good drainage as this can lead to root rot. This is possibly happening if the leaves are yellowing or you see twig/stem dieback.
About Our Plants
Our soil is custom blended and contains only the highest quality Canadian peat. We don’t try to cut cost with cheaper mixes. Additionally, all of our plants are grown with 100 to 180 day time release fertilizer so you won’t be running out of it just when the plants arrive. This is not the case with the quick release 30 day fertilizers that many other companies tend to use.
We do approximately 90% of our own liners. Since the cost is relatively inexpensive, we put twice as many liners in each container for many of the varieties. Accordingly, this makes for a much fuller plant.
All of our plants are given more than adequate spacing. For instance, most of the flowering bushes and trellis plants have 4 square feet of spacing. The Boston fern hanging baskets, for example, have 6 square feet. This allows our plants to grow as big and full as possible.