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Date Photo Taken: August 30, 2010
Location: Loganville, GA
Posted By: Diane Taylor


Just finishing its blooming season, very fragrant, butterflys, especially the yellow ones, flock all over it. Don’t know where it came from, just appeared in my yard in Loganville. Tree is about 6-8 feet high. Has small white blooms that start out as pinkish-purple buds..


  1. caroline Unregistered says:

    Looks like a Harlequin Beautybower, Clerodendron trichotomum. Leaves are stinky when touched. This plant can become invasive in the woods, but the flowers smell heavenly.

    Riggins Landscape Co.

    September 4th, 2010 at 7:43 pm
  2. Shannon Pable Unregistered says:

    yes, definitely a Clerodendron http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/shrubs/clerodendron_trichotomum.html


    September 6th, 2010 at 10:05 am
  3. connie Unregistered says:

    This Beautybower shrub is at the corner west Paces Ferry and Habersham,it has 4ft.masonery fence around it.I tried to take picture of it,unsuccessfuly.I remembered this web site and you are talking about this shrub!!The tree I saw on w.Paces Ferry was covered with a dozen or so butterflys..I need this shrub for my butterfly garden in Fayetteville!!anyone want to get rid of any of these shrubs,I have volunteer Japanese maples ,will trade!!!

    September 18th, 2010 at 2:51 pm
  4. Shannon Pable Unregistered says:

    Connie, though it’s beautiful, it’s soooo invasive. Had in my garden for 3 years then saw suckers popping up 15 & 20ft away (yes suckers, not just seedlings). Removed it over 6 years ago and still am finding suckers popping up. Yikes!

    September 19th, 2010 at 9:42 am
  5. Virginia Unregistered says:

    Try Backyard Gardener.com

    September 19th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

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