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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

Bushy, Upright

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

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

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 moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South

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.

Native to

China

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Highly fragrant white flowers

Habit

Bushy, Upright

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

Pruning

Pruning group 1.

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 moist but well-drained, humus-rich soil in a sheltered position in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade

Aspect

South

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii (Farges harlequin glory bower)

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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