Clerodendrum bungei 'pink diamond', also called opportunity tree.
Amazes everyone with its large, dark pink flowers that brighten up strongly in the autumn. It is a shrub with large, variegated leaves from green to creamy white.
In a mild winter in a sheltered place, the bush remains intact and after a number of years the plant can grow to a maximum height of 200 cm.
In a severe winter the plant dies and comes back from the roots in the spring. The height of the plant then becomes a maximum of 100/125 cm every year.
The leaves are green in color and the young stems are in the first instance dark in color and later also green. The leaf is relatively large and fresh green in color.
The flowering of this perennial plant starts end July to the end of September and is a nice surprise in your garden because most shrubs have already blossomed by then. Flowering continues until the fall.
The flowers of the Clerodendrum bungei are pink / red in color and star-shaped, they form clusters in the form of a bulb and smells delicious.
The plant does not make separate demands on the type of soil, likes to have a humus-rich base in the planting hole. In the summer when drought like to give extra water.
Winter hardiness zone 7 (-12ºC).