Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii

Clerodendrum trichotomum
Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii
Farges' glorybower, harlequin glorybower, bagflower
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 2-4m
USUAL WIDTH 2-4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS +různobarevné:white a purple red
BLOOMING TIME August - September
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 6   (down to -23°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Rarities
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Farges' glorybower is a Chinese selection of this beautiful shrub or small tree from Asia. Unlike most of its relatives from tropical and subtropical regions this glorybower is hardy in mild parts of continental climate. It is cultivated as a highly ornamental plant that is quite rare in Europe. It makes large, up to 20 cm long, obovate leaves with a long tip. They are deep green in rich soils of slightly lower (acidic) pH, deciduous, and do not make a significant colour change in autumn.

Farges' variety produces burgundy red young leaves and profusion of small, creamy white, very fragrant, salverform flowers in terminal cymes, usually from late August. They are followed by cyan blue fruit in bright pink calyxes in September and October provided the summer was long and warm. Awarded AGM (Award of Garden Merit) by RHS.

Farges' glorybower grows fast until it reaches about two meters tall in height when it slows down and thickens the horizontal canopy (if grown as a tree) or tiered branches (on shrubs) which makes the desired effect. Mature plants have an almost flat canopy like those on silk trees. This tree resembles catalpa (Indian bean tree) but is much smaller and will fit a small front yard. Grow it in humus-rich, well-drained but constantly moist soil in full sun, protected from harsh, cutting winds in winter. Mulch well. Hardy to about -23°C (USDA zone 6).

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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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