Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) profile

Written by Maggie

Mar 08 2021

Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) profile

Starburst, scientific name Clerodendrum quadriloculare, is a small shrub of the genus Verbena. Starburst in addition to the extremely high ornamental value, it also has the root of the liver qi and kidney essence, nourishing the stomach, and filling in, the effect such as blood and regulate the menstrual function, the attending of diseases is not easy.

Starburst picture


Morphological characteristics of Starburst


Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is an evergreen shrub. Young branches are square, dark green.


Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) leaves are opposite, long elliptic, apex acute, entire or serrate undulate margin, dark purplish red back.


The flowers of Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) are terminal, with many florets, white and 5-lobed, curled into a semicircle. The fruit is oval.

Starburst's plant height is about 50 cm. It has beautiful plant shapes, beautiful leaves, colorful flowers and dancing stamens. In the year of cultivation on the flowering, the flowering period as long as half a year.Leaf blade cordate to orbicular, opposite, dark green, margin serrate, slightly rough; Flower top health, long tube, gather scattered inflorescences dense, cones purple, front blow five white dazzling strip petals, like stars twinkling, like a group of fireworks; The flower buds of gold silk and silver Willow are in general, and the breeze is blowing and dancing.

Ecological Habits of Starburst

Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) likes warm and humid climate, not cold, slightly drought and barren tolerance.

The distribution area of Starburst

Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) originated in the Philippines and the Pacific Islands, but also sporadically distributed in China.

MemberS of the family Starburst

1. Avicennioideae Briq.

01. Avicennia Linn.

2. Symphoremoideae Briq.

02. Symphorema Roxb.

03. Sphenodesme Jack

04. Congea Roxb.

3. Verbenoideae Briq.

1. Verbeneae Briq.

05. Verbena Linn.

2. Lantaneae Briq

06. Lantana Linn.

07. Phyla Lour.

08. False horsewhip belongs to Stachytarpheta Vahl

3. Petreeae Briq.

09. Petrea Linn.

4. Citharexyleae Briq.

10. Duranta Linn.

4. Viticoideae Briq.

5. Callicarpeae Briq.

Callicarpa Linn.

6. Tectoneae Briq.

12. Tectona Linn. F.

7. Viticeae Briq.

13. Premna Linn.

14. Pygmaeopremna Merr.

15. Tsoongia Merr.

16. Gmelina Linn.

17. Vitex Linn.

8. Daqing Clerodendreae Briq.

18. Clerodendrum Linn.

19. Holmskioldia Retz.

5. Caryopteridoideae Briq.

20. Garrettia Fletcher

21. In Caryopteris Bunge


Starburst uses

Ornamental value

The flower shape of Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is peculiar and very beautiful. It is an excellent tree species for landscaping. Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) also has medicinal value, and its root has the functions of soothing liver, regulating qi, nourishing kidney and strengthening essence, nourishing stomach, and regulating menstruation. The main treatment of liver qi is not comfortable, full abdominal swelling, menstrual irregularity and other diseases. Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a small shrub of the genus Verbena. It is native to Africa and the Pacific Islands, and also sporadically distributed in China. Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) has beautiful plant shape, beautiful leaves, colorful flowers and dancing stamens. In addition to its ornamental value, Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) has developed its medicinal value and nutritional and health care functions with the progress of science.

Medicinal value

In addition to its aesthetic value, Starburst's medicinal value and nutritional and health care functions have been gradually discovered with the progress of science. The root of Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) has the functions of soothing the liver, regulating qi, nourishing the kidney and strengthening essence, nourishing the stomach, and nourishing blood and regulating menstruation. Therefore, Starburst is a Garden treasure that integrates both ornamental and medicinal products. If you can cultivate a pot of Starburst, you can enjoy beautiful scenery, health care, and delicious food.

How to grow and care for Starburst

1. Growth environment

Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) likes warm and humid climate, not cold, slightly drought and barren tolerance.

2. Soil

Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) has a strong vitality. It can be transplanted all the year round and survive. It can adapt to a wide range of soils in both north and south.

3. Flowering 

Starbursts (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) are cultivated in the same year flowering, the appropriate temperature for growth is about 20-27℃. The flowering period is as long as half a year. Tellout of the stamens like gold silk silver willow general, a breeze blowing bounce dance, after the flower of the fruit colorful.

Prune the Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) after flowering ends with clean pruning shears, cutting back branches to right outside the raised branch collar where they attach to other branches. Cut all rubbing, diseased or broken branches, and then move on to the branches that are growing outside of your desired shape. Unlike many other trees, you can remove 50 percent or more of the starburst's canopy without injuring it.

Pull out or mow small suckers as soon as they appear. The Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) plant sends these up from underground rhizomes. If the sucker is too large to pull by hand, dig it out with a spade. This will keep the area around your tree looking clean. Alternatively, leave the suckers growing to make a foliage screen. Protect the starburst if there's a danger of frost by draping a blanket over the tree and staking the corners. Use poles to prop up the blanket so it does not touch the tree.

Starburst propagation

Divergent: Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) mainly propagates by tillers. One plant root can propagate 20-50 tillers in one year, and the tillers in the same year can blossom in the next year.

Sowing: The seeds of Starburst (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) can be slightly covered with vermiculite after sowing. The appropriate temperature for germination is about 18-24℃. After that, germination can take about 4-5 days and blossom after 5 months.