10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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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
This plant spreads through suckering, plant with care!
Propagation is by seeds in the spring.
By softwood cuttings in late spring. Semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.
Special features of Chinese Glory Bower
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Chinese Glory Bower
Grown for their showy flowers which are very attractive to birds.