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Clerodendrum bungei - 1 gal (8" tall)

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Culture Winter hardy to USDA Zones 7-10 where it is best grown in evenly moist, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best in full sun, but often appreciates some light afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Established plants have good drought tolerance. Consider pruning stems hard to the ground in early spring in order to promote compact plant form. Propagate by root suckers, cuttings or root sections. Where winter hardy, plants will spread aggressively in the landscape by root suckers which should be regularly pruned out. Noteworthy Characteristics Clerodendrum bungei, commonly called rose glory bower, is a suckering deciduous shrub which grows somewhat rapidly to 6' tall. It is native to China. It is best ornamentally grown as a shrub to 2-3' tall. Oval leaves (to 12" long) with toothed edges are dark green above and fuzzy bronze-green beneath. Leaves are malodorous when crushed. Salverform (slender tube with abruptly spreading corolla), rosy red flowers (each to 3/4" wide) bloom in loose clusters to 8" across from summer into fall. Flowers are very showy and fragrant. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Rose glory bower will form a spreading colony by suckering if not restrained.

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