|Clerodendron trichotomum is deciduous shrub growing 10-15' tall in warmer climates and best treated as a herbaceous perennial in cold northern climates. While in flower or fruit it is quite beautiful, but is not very appealing otherwise, tending to die-back and an unkempt look. It tends to flower in the summer time, producing white, 1 1/2" wide flowers in clustered cymes, 6-9" across. The fruit is a small bright blue drupe framed by a reddish leathery calyx. Prefers full sun and moist well drained soil, and is best used in a mixed border. Native to China and Japan.