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Glory Flower

Clerodendrum bungei

Also known as

Rose Glorybower

Clerodendrum bungei by Cillas (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








7 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Glory Flower Overview

Clerodendrum bungei is a low-maintenance deciduous shrub species that produces dark green, oval leaves (which have an unpleasant scent when crushed). Young foliage may have purple flushing. Flowers emerge as red buds in terminal clusters from late summer to autumn. They open to an eye-catching bright pink, are attractively scented and contrast well with the dark leaves. Glory Flower or Rose Glorybower - a name by which it is also known - likes a sheltered position in full sun or part shade, and rich, moist, well-drained soil. Hardy in many places and a native of China and North India, it will tolerate temperatures down to -5C to -10C. Mulch in late winter/spring after a light pruning. Clerodendrum bungei is suitable for most types of garden border, and it can be grown in a large patio pot. It is a great source of early autumn colour! It spreads through suckering however, so keep an eye on where it may be spreading to!

Common problems with Glory Flower

Generally free from pests and disease

    How to propagate Glory Flower




    In spring or autumn

    Special features of Glory Flower

    Attractive flowers

    Autumn colour

    Attracts useful insects

    Other uses of Glory Flower

    Suitable for coastal areas