Clerodendrum splendens

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Clerodendrum splendens
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Clerodendrum
Species: C. splendens
Binomial name
Clerodendrum splendens
G.Don[1]

Clerodendrum splendens (glory tree, flaming glorybower) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clerodendrum of the family Lamiaceae, native to tropical Western Africa. It is a twining evergreen climber, growing to 3 metres (9.8 ft) or more, with panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers in summer. With a minimum temperature of 10 °C (50 °F),[2] it requires the protection of glass during the winter months in most temperate regions.

In cultivation this plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Taxon: Clerodendrum splendens G. Don". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2001-03-13. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  2. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  3. ^ "RHS Plant Selector - Clerodendrum splendens". Retrieved 7 July 2013.