FFf Eclectic Red Barn: The Starburst( or Shooting Star) is Exploding

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Starburst( or Shooting Star) is Exploding

The Starburst or Shooting Star (botancial name: Clerodendrum quadriloculare) is a wonderful flower on a fast growing, large scale shrub or small tree. Not sure if I would call it a shrub since ours is more like 15 feet tall. We received it from a neighbor about 3 three years ago. It was only 3 feet tall. Last year was the first time it bloomed and it was gorgeous and this year it is even more beautiful. 



The starburst begins to bloom around the end of December or first of January. It starts with tiny buds that shoot out. 


 From these small buds white stems begin to emerge.



These white buds will continue to grow. Here is a group of them on the tree.

These stems continue growing as the stem keeps its purplish color and the tips are white.

They are beginning to "burst" into bloom.

Each of the stems will have a star like flower at the end - hince its name "Starburst"

Here is a cluster of these flowers.


The tree is cover in these beautiful burst of white flowers. 

These trees are so beautiful in full bloom. 

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    1. Karen,
      It really is so beautiful, not sure that the images do it justice.
      Thanks for commenting and stopping by.
      Bev

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  2. What a beautiful tree! Great job!

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    1. Thanks Susan, it is really beautiful and I enjoy this lovely tree.
      Thanks for commenting and stopping by,
      Bev

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  3. i like how you show the steps :) thanx!

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    1. Thought it would be nice to see how it is transformed. Thanks for commenting and visiting. Love your blog and all of your lovely pictures.
      Bev

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  4. They look so charming on the tree. Starbursts in their shooting glory!

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    1. Hazel,
      Thanks a great way of putting it - "Starbursts in their shooting glory".
      Thanks for commenting and stopping by.
      Bev

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  5. Oh,my gosh! The bush looks like fireworks when it is in full bloom! You are lucky to have such a neat flower in winter!

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  6. Jill,
    "Fireworks in bloom" is a great way to say it. When I am sitting on my deck looking out at my barn, I get to enjoy this beautiful tree. Today it is at its peak, blooms all over the tree. What a site!
    Thanks for commenting and stopping by,
    Bev

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  7. awesome post! what a beautiful flower!!! thanks for linking in!!! sorry I am so late getting around...hope you will link up again soon!
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    `*.¸.*´Glenda/Tootsie
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    1. Glenda,
      No problem, I enjoy linking up to your party. The tree is even more beautiful today than when I took the pictures.
      Have a great weekend,
      Bev

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