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A picture of a Chinese Glory Bower

Chinese Glory Bower

Clerodendrum chinense

Starr 061212-2299 Clerodendrum chinense by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Chinese Glory Bower

A close up of some pink flushed white Clerodendrum chinense flowers with green leaves
A close up of a green Clerodendrum chinense plant
A close up of a Clerodendrum chinense plant in flower

Chinese Glory Bower Overview

Clerodendrum chinense is an evergreen shrub species in the Lamiaceae family. It produces stout branches and tpiclly grows to around 2m in height. It produces fragrant, white-pink, rose-like, flowers in clusters, followed by berry fruits. Commonly known by the name Chinese Glory Bower, this refers to this plants Asian origin. This plant is considered highly invasive by the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) in tropical and subtropical ecosystems due to its aggressive suckering habit. It is classed as a major weed in Hawaii, Fiji, Western Samoa, and American Samoa and as a widespread exotic plant in the Lesser Antilles. It is also included in lists of invasive species in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.

How to propagate Chinese Glory Bower

Suckers

This plant spreads through suckering, plant with care!

Seed

Propagation is by seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

By softwood cuttings in late spring. Semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Chinese Glory Bower

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Chinese Glory Bower

Grown for their showy flowers which are very attractive to birds.