Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii

Harlequin glorybower

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii
  • Common name: Harlequin glorybower
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii is a Chinese shrub, eventually developing into a small tree. It’s a vigorous bushy species, spectacular from late summer onwards when its heads of pink buds open into balls of small white star-shaped flowers with a rich fragrance. These later develop into bright blue berries, each surrounded by rich maroon star-shaped calyces.

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It’s perfect for growing as a specimen shrub in a mixed or shrub border, where its late-summer and autumn beauty can be fully appreciated. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

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Grow Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun, ideally in a sheltered spot such as in front of a sunny wall. In exposed gardens it may not be entirely hardy, and so small bushes should be protected with a winter mulch. Avoid damaging or bruising the foliage, which can smell unpleasant.

How to grow Clerodendrum trichotomum

  • Plant size

    5m height

    5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle, back

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / chalky / alkaline / acidic

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Clerodendrum trichotomum and wildlife

Clerodendrum trichotomum is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Clerodendrum trichotomum poisonous?

Clerodendrum trichotomum has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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