Harlequin Glorybower, Glory Bower Clerodendrum trichotomum

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Botanical Name:

Clerodendrum trichotomum

Family:

Verbenaceae

Genus:

Clerodendrum

Species:

trichotomum

Common Name:

Harlequin Glorybower, Glory Bower

Height:
15-20 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

None expected until 2019 crop this winter.

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  • Clerodendrum trichotomum

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 90 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* Clerodendrum trichotomum (harlequin glorybower, glorytree, peanut butter tree) is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clerodendrum. It is placed in the family Lamiaceae, or sometimes the Verbenaceae. It is native to China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and India.
* It is a large shrub, growing 3–6 metres (10–20 ft) high. The leaves are ovate, up to 12 cm (5 in) long, soft and downy or hairy, producing a peanut odor when crushed. The fragrant flowers are borne on branching peduncles. They have white petals, held within a green calyx which turns red as the fruits ripen. The fruits (drupes) are white, changing to bright blue and eventually dark blue on maturity.
* It is cultivated for its fragrant flowers, autumn colour, and ornamental berries. It is hardy but requires a sheltered position. more...
* Flaring tubular white flowers in late summer followed by striking bright blue berries in a reddish calyx; usually a shrub but can be trained as a tree. more...
* The leaves are mildly analgesic, antipruritic, hypotensive and sedative. They are used externally in the treatment of dermatitis and internally for the treatment of hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, numbness and paralysis.
* When used in a clinical trial of 171 people, the blood pressure of 81% of the people dropped significantly - this effect was reversed when the treatment was stopped. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov