Bloemen-flowers: Clerodendrum bungei - Peanut butter plant

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Clerodendrum bungei or peanut butter plant has dark green leaves which smell like peanut butter, blooms great from August ...More information

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  • Article number:CLEBUN01
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Clerodendrum bungei is also called the Peanut butter bush or Peanut butter plant.
This name owes the plant to the fact that the leaf after spreading a peanut butter scent.
In a mild winter in a sheltered place the bush remains intact and the plant can grow to a maximum height of 200 cm after a few years.

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 Peanut butter 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 7a (-18ºC).


  • Minimum temperature:-18ºC
  • Location:Sunny, half shadow
  • Soil type:No special requirements
  • Water requirement:Normal
  • Full ground:Yes
  • Tub plant:Yes
  • Flowering period:8-10
  • Origin / habitat:China, Himalayas
  • Growth rate:Reasonably fast
  • Maximum plant height:100/200 cm



Mieke de Beer Posted on 8 July 2018 at 09:49

De pindakaasplant vermeerdert zich via wortelstokken en komt op den duur meters van de moedersplant verwijderd omhoog. Planten in een kuip in de grond is daarom aan te raden. De plant is verder een lust voor het oog met schitterende grote bloemen.

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