Clerodendrum bungei Steud. (Rose Glorybower )

 


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Family: Verbenaceae

Synonym(s): Cleodendrum foetidum Benge

Duration: Perennial

Habit: Clerodendrum bungei


Listed by:
Invasive Plant Atlas of the US: 1
Federal Noxious Weed: 0
TDA Noxious Weed: 0
TPWD Prohibited Exotic Species: 0

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.

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

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

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.

US 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

US Nativity: Introduced to U.S.

Native Origin: Native range is China, northern India.

US States: AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, SC, TX, PR

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.

USE PESTICIDES WISELY: ALWAYS READ THE ENTIRE PESTICIDE LABEL CAREFULLY, FOLLOW ALL MIXING AND APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND WEAR ALL RECOMMENDED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE GEAR AND CLOTHING. CONTACT YOUR STATE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOR ANY ADDITIONAL PESTICIDE USE REQUIREMENTS, RESTRICTIONS OR RECOMMENDATIONS. MENTION OF PESTICIDE PRODUCTS ON THIS WEB SITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ENDORSEMENT OF ANY MATERIAL.

Listing Source

Texas Department ofAgriculture Noxious Plant List
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Prohibited Exotic Species
Invaders Program
Federal Noxious Weed
Union of Concerned Scientists
United States Forest Service Southern Research Station

Text References

Data Source

Clerodendrum bungei, Plant Finder, Missouri Botanical Garden

Rose Glorybower, Clerodendrum bungei Steud., Invasive.org

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

Last Updated: 2014-07-02 by Justin Bush, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center