Flaming Glorybower (Clerodendrum splendens) One of our favorite holiday plants that consistently brings stunning color from December through June. Clerodendrum species are trees, erect or rambling shrubs, rarely herbs. Branches terete, quadrangular, glabrous or pubescent. Leaves simple. A Floridata Plant Profile Clerodendrum splendens. Common Names: flaming glorybower Family: Verbenaceae (verbena or vervain Family).
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Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Genus name comes from the Greek words kleros meaning chance and dendron meaning clerodendrum splendens tree. Specific epithet means splendid.
Problems No serious insect or disease problems. Clerodendrum splendens are scarlet sometimes whiteabout 1 in across clerodendrum splendens borne in dense terminal clusters to 5 in inches long. Flaming Glorybower General Description Crinkly, deeply veined leaves create a lovely backdrop to the festive orange flowers that grace flaming glorybower.
Clerodendrum splendens - Flaming Glorybower
Clerodendrum splendens tropical, twining, sprawling evergreen is a native of western Africa, from Senegal to Angola. The style is simple and normally terminal with two stigma lobes.
The fruit is a drupe rarely a capsule clerodendrum splendens schizocarpic separating into four one seeded potions. Flaming glorybower does not tolerate frost.
Glorybowers can be propagated from softwood cuttings in spring, or by breaking off pieces of root or removing rooted suckers.
Usage This coarse-textured evergreen climber is popular in warm, humid climates and can be used as clerodendrum splendens evergreen screen on a trellis or clerodendrum splendens.