PLANT OF THE MONTH
Clerodendron tricotomum var. fargesii ‘Carnival’
This colourful deciduous medium-sized shrub has heavily variegated leaves of grey-green and pale yellow which age to a creamy-white. In late summer to early autumn pale pink buds open into fragrant white flowers which are followed by striking turquoise blue berries surrounded by five pointed dark magenta calyces. ‘Carnival’ prefers a site in full sun or partial shade in well-drained fertile soil.