Clerodendrum trichotomum or peanut butter tree, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae.
It is native to China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, India, and the Philippines.
It is a large deciduous shrub, growing 3–6 metres (10–20 ft) high.
The leaves are ovate, up to 12 cm (5 in) long, soft and downy or hairy, producing a peanut odor when crushed.
The fragrant flowers are borne on branching peduncles.
They have white petals, held within a green calyx which turns red as the fruits ripen.
The fruits (drupes) are white, changing to bright blue and eventually dark blue on maturity.
They contain the novel blue pigment trichotomine.
It is cultivated for its fragrant flowers, autumn colour, and ornamental berries.
It is hardy but requires a sheltered position.