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Clerodendrum bungei (Glory flower)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
3m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Clerodendrum bungei

Other names

Glory flower

Genus

Clerodendrum Clerodendrum

Species

C. bungei - C. bungei is a deciduous shrub with large, heart-shaped leaves. In late summer to mid-autumn, it bears densly-packed, rounded clusters of deep pink, scented flowers.


Clerodendrum bungei is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are heavily scented. Foliage when crushed may be pleasant or unpleasant according to one's taste!

Habit

Suckering, Upright

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

After leaf-fall, cut back hard to encourage larger leaves and more prolific flowering. This plant suckers freely.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Seed, Suckers


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Where to grow

Clerodendrum bungei (Glory flower) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, humus-rich, free-draining soil that does not dry out in summer. Choose a sheltered position and in cold areas apply a winter mulch.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Clerodendrum bungei

Other names

Glory flower

Genus

Clerodendrum Clerodendrum

Species

C. bungei - C. bungei is a deciduous shrub with large, heart-shaped leaves. In late summer to mid-autumn, it bears densly-packed, rounded clusters of deep pink, scented flowers.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are heavily scented. Foliage when crushed may be pleasant or unpleasant according to one's taste!

Habit

Suckering, Upright


Colour

Flower

Red in Summer; Red in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly , Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

General care

Pruning

After leaf-fall, cut back hard to encourage larger leaves and more prolific flowering. This plant suckers freely.

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Seed, Suckers


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Clerodendrum bungei (Glory flower) will reach a height of 3m and a spread of 3m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Plant in fertile, humus-rich, free-draining soil that does not dry out in summer. Choose a sheltered position and in cold areas apply a winter mulch.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Clerodendrum bungei (Glory flower)

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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