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As a comment about Shooting Star (Clerodendrum quadriloculare), flaflwrgrl wrote:

This is a lovely plant with beautiful leaf coloring of deep green above & burgundy below & the leaf texture adds to it's beauty, not to mention the pretty blooms.
Once established it will put out numerous, fast growing underground suckers. They grow almost overnight & are difficult to dig up. They will travel long distances. I planted this once & ended up deeply regretting it. The suckers were showing up 30' away from the mother plant. They were also able to travel down 3' then horizontally 2 1/2 feet then up on the other side of a footer for a cinder block wall. I have seen them travel underneath sidewalks to pop up on the other side.
It is my opinion this plant should be considered invasive & avoided at all costs.
Name: Hetty
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Feb 13, 2012 8:44 PM CST
I have seen examples of this. However, my one tree is very well behaved and does not run!
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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Feb 13, 2012 9:31 PM CST
Then Hetty, you are one lucky gal! Keep it as long as it remains well behaved. They are stunning.
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