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Clerodendrum bungei


Rose Glorybower

Synonym(s): Cleodendrum foetidum Benge
Family: Verbenaceae
Duration and Habit: Perennial Clerodendrum bungei


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Source: Wikipedia Commons

Description

This suckering, deciduous shrub grows rapidly up to 6 feet in height. Leaves are oval and up to 12 inches in length with toothed edges that are dark green on top and fuzzy, golden green beneath. Leaves smell pleasant when crushed. Flowers are showy, pink to rosy reach and bloom in clusters up to 8 inches across.

Ecological Threat: This plant is known to escape gardens and will rapidly form a spreading colony by suckering. The species will outcompete native plant species and impact habitat values.

Biology & Spread: This small shrub to tree rapidly spreads asexually via rootstalk. A single plant can produce a large colony over time.

History: This plant was introduced as an ornamental species and has been identified to have escaped in Texas, Florida and Louisiana.

U.S. Habitat: This plant grows best in evenly moist, rich organic, well drained soils in full sun to partial shade. Established plants are drought tolerant.

Distribution

U.S. Nativity: Introduced to U.S.

Native Origin: Native range is China, northern India.

U.S. Present: AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC, TX, PR

Distribution: This species has been shown to do well in southern states.

Mapping

Invaders of Texas Map: Clerodendrum bungei
EDDMapS: Clerodendrum bungei
USDA Plants Texas County Map: Clerodendrum bungei

Invaders of Texas Observations

List All Observations of Clerodendrum bungei reported by Citizen Scientists

Resembles/Alternatives

Management

This plant spreads primarily by runners, pulling has shown to be effective if all root parts are removed. Systemic herbicides likely to provide good control to large populations.

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Text References

Online Resources

Clerodendrum bungei, Plant Finder, Missouri Botanical Garden

Rose Glorybower, Clerodendrum bungei Steud., Invasive.org

Plants Profile for Clerodendrum bungei (rose glory flower), USDA Plants.

Search Online

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Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States: Clerodendrum bungei
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Last Updated: 2014-07-02 by Justin Bush, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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