Clerodendron trichotomum is deciduous shrub growing 10-15′ tall in warmer climates and best treated as a herbaceous perennial in cold northern climates. The flowers and fruit are quite beautiful. 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.