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Clerodendrum myricoides

Blue Cat’s Whiskers (english)
Bloutontelhout (afrikaans)
Umbozwa (zulu)


Genus Clerodendrum
Specie myricoides
SA Plant Number 667.1
Basionym Clerodendrum myricoides

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Clerodendrum myricoides is a fairly hardy, medium sized, evergreen, very decorative shrub with beautiful foliage. 

It has massed spikes of purple flowers in spring and summer which attract the beautiful Carpenter Bees. 

The edible fruit attracts birds to the garden. Plant in sun or semi-shade in well-composted soil. 

Prune regularly to encourage it to bush out and keep producing flowers. A beautiful shrub for small gardens and containers. 

Size 2 to 3m


Carpenter Bees:
The flowers are a firm favourite with Carpenter Bees, which pollinate them.



Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal 


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