Clerodendrum bungei
(Glory Flower)

Family - Lamiaceae
Category - Shrub
Origin - China
Discovered By - Robert Fortune
Year of Introduction - 1844
Season of Interest - Summer, Autumn
Hardiness - H5
Height - up to 2.5m
Width - up to 2m
Location - The Grounds, The Woodland Walk

Description: A medium-sized Deciduous, suckering Shrub with an upright habit. The foliage is ovate, occasionally heart-shaped, and tinged deep purple when young, gradually fading to dark green with age. The leaves give off an aroma of peanut butter when crushed. Corymbs of fragrant, bright rose-pink, star-shaped flowers open from deeper pink buds in late summer to early autumn. Individual flowers fade to soft pink with age.

Synonym - Clerodendrum foetidum

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Corymbs of deep pink buds open to bright rose-pink, star-shaped flowers which gradually fade to a softer shade with age. Flowers are sweetly scented and produced in August and September.

Flower colour: Pink

Flower shape: Star-shaped flowers in corymbs

Flowering time: August, September


Ovate, sometimes Cordate, leaves with Dentate margins are tinged deep purple when young and fade to dark green with age. The leaves are held in opposite pairs on the stems. The foliage smells of peanut butter when crushed.

Foliage Senescence: Deciduous

Foliage Shape: Ovate to cordate


Suckers, seed or cuttings.


Best in full sun to partial shade in fertile, moisture-retentive soil that is well-drained.