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Plant description:

A fast-growing, medium-size tree with shiny, dark green foliage. Bears tubular, pinkish-white flowers followed by cream-coloured berries in autumn. The flowers have protruding stamens which attract insects, while the fruit is eaten by birds. A decorative tree for coastal gardens, particularly along the South African eastern seaboard.

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Botanical Pronunciation: kleer-uh-DEN-drum GLAB-rum

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Botanical name

Clerodendrum glabrum

Plant Care




January February March November December Bears tubular, pinkish-white flowers.

Common name(s)

Smooth tinderwood


Uses in landscape design


Growth rate


Wildlife attractions

birds , insects

Other languages

Gladdetontelhout (A)
Umqoqonga (Z)
Uqangazana (X)
Mohlokohloki (NS)

January February March November December
Bears tubular, pinkish-white flowers.

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