Flaming Glorybower

MYBG-CLSP


Type: Plants

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Clerodendrum splendens

Family

Verbenaceae

Origin

Western Africa

Description 

Clerodendrum splendens, commonly called flaming glory bower is a twining, evergreen, woody-stemmed vine that typically grows to 10-12' long. Elliptic to ovate leaves (to 7” long) are a lustrous dark green. Flowers are salver form (which means tuba shaped) having a slender tube with an abruptly expanded corolla, bright red flowers bloom in dense terminal clusters (to 4-5" long).

Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

Environment

Flaming Glorybower performs best in full sun to part shade with plenty of moisture. The plant prefers rich, fertile, well-drained soil.

The vines are also very thirsty, and you must never allow them to dry out during the active growing season.
It needs frequent fertilization to supply nutrients required to produce blooms. Feed the plant a slow-release fertilizer every two months during the blooming season, or use a water-soluble fertilizer every month.

Landscape Use 

Annual vine for trellises, arbors or fences


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