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Clerodendron capense - Cape Chestnut Flowers


Clerodendron capense - Cape Chestnut Flowers (Clerodendron capense - Cape Chestnut)

This tree is so large I could fit into the camera lens. It's at the Coronado Main Library. Cape Chestnut is a spectacular flowering tree which blooms from spring - fall. Photo taken Oct. 8, 2010.



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Ive come to the conclusion its a good job I dont live in your neck of the woods Delonix, I would either have permanently sore eyes from all the colour, or skinned knees because I wouldnt be watching where I walked!
Or both!!

10 Oct, 2010

 

No chance of this being anywhere near hardy enough for the UK is there?

10 Oct, 2010

 

Meanie:

Very doubtful! : > (

It's native to southeast tropical Africa. It think large, mature trees will tolerate 25F/ -3.9C briefly with minimal damage.

10 Oct, 2010

 

Oh well!

11 Oct, 2010

 

Meanie:

It does well in a big pot. I had one in a 15gal pot for many years.

11 Oct, 2010

 

Stop it - you know that I fancy a collection of Clerodendrum!
On a separate note, could you help me with an id on my new Hibiscus that I'm about to post?

11 Oct, 2010

 

Meanie:

I guess you fancy a collection of Clerodendrum not this Clerodendron capense which can grow to a very large tree in the ground. : > )

Yes, I'll check out your.

12 Oct, 2010



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