TheLorax wrote:What do you think the odds of me being able to grow Clerodendron ugandese as a patio plant would be? Something I could haul out in spring and haul back in long before the snow starts blanketing the ground?
As long as you put it in a large pot and are prepared to keep it pruned back quite a bit you'll have no problem at all. (A bonus is you can root all you cut off as easily as sticking it in a glass of water.)
I grew mine in a pot for years; it never was able to achieve it's natural state of 6'+ tall & wide, but it bloomed beautifully all the same. (It blooms on new wood, I believe.)
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