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Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii (Farges harlequin glory bower)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
8m
Max height
8m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii

Other names

Farges harlequin glory bower

Genus

Clerodendrum Clerodendrum

Species

C. trichotomum var. fargesii - C. trichotomum var. fargesii is a vigorous deciduous shrub to 6m, with large ovate leaves and highly fragrant white flowers, borne in green calyces which turn crimson as the turquoise berries mature.


Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Highly fragrant white flowers

Habit

Branching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

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

General care

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii (Farges harlequin glory bower) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich moist soil in a sheltered position in either full sun or partial shade.

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 Shade

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii

Other names

Farges harlequin glory bower

Genus

Clerodendrum Clerodendrum

Species

C. trichotomum var. fargesii - C. trichotomum var. fargesii is a vigorous deciduous shrub to 6m, with large ovate leaves and highly fragrant white flowers, borne in green calyces which turn crimson as the turquoise berries mature.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Highly fragrant white flowers

Habit

Branching

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Glasshouse red spider mite , Glasshouse whitefly

General care

Propagation methods

Root cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii (Farges harlequin glory bower) will reach a height of 8m and a spread of 8m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in humus-rich moist soil in a sheltered position in either full sun or partial shade.

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 Shade

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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