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Clerodendrum Quadiloculare Starburst Shooting Star 4 Inch Pot


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4 Inch Pots - Mature, well rooted starter size plants, growing and shipped in a 4 inch plastic pot, plant will be a minimum of about 8 to 10 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping.

Clerodendrum Shooting Star or Starburst is a stunningly beautiful large growing tropical shrub that is a fast, vigorous grower that will quickly achieve height of 6 to 8 feet providing great background or large shrub accent color. The leaves of Starburst Cleodendrum are very dark olive to forest green with an attractive dark eggplant purple reverse that gives year round texture and color. Give it plenty of room because this plant wants to be the star of the garden, and come Spring it definitely will earn that place..

In the Spring this plant explodes with clusters of showy star shaped flowers, hence the nick name Starburst.  It is covered with large tubular clusters of creamy white flowers with a pretty pink reverse.

The Starburst Cleodendrum is a tropical plant it must be protected from prolonged cold temperatures.  Brief dips below 32 will be tolerated with some burning and defoliation and significant reduction of blooming ability come Spring.  The recommended USDA Range is 9 to 11, however for the best bloom it should be protected from frost and freeze in all Zones.   It can be successfully grown elsewhere in large pots if protected from freezing temps, but requires lots of space.

Botanical Name Clerodendrum quadriloculare
Common Name Starburst or Shooting Star
Plant Family Lamiaecae
Mature Size 6 to 8 feet
Bloom Color Pink White
Bloom Form Large Cluster
Bloom Time Spring
Zone 9, 10, 11
Fragrance Slight
Key Features Showy Foliage and Flowers
Suggested Uses Hedge, Accent, Potted
Grower Notes Best bloom with cold protection all Zones

Direct planting of 4 inch starter size plants is not recommended, so for the best results with your new plant, we recommend it be repotted and allowed to grow larger before setting out in a tropical to subtropical landscape. 

When the new pot has filled with roots and the plant is larger, then here a few hints for successful growing in the landscape in Zones 9, 10, and 11.  can be grown as a potted plant indefinitely.

  • Plant in fertile well draining, slightly acidic soil soil in the full sun. Amend with high quality organic material as needed.
  • Locate in full sun to  lightly dappled shade.
  • Provide supplemental irrigation.
  • Feed a good quality, slow release, bloom boosting fertilize with the initial planting and twice yearly in the early Spring and early Fall thereafter. 
  • Supplement with a water soluble plant food in between feeding.
  • Prune lightly and often when young to encourage branching and after flowering to promote uniform shape and control size. Avoid pruning in Winter to avoid pruning away bud wood that will bloom in the spring.
  • Protect from frost and freeze.






  • Model: CLER-QUA-SB-04
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Emerald Goddess Gardens

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