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Clerodendrum paniculatum, Pagoda Flower, Orange Tower Flower, Clerodendron

Clerodendrum paniculatum

Pagoda Flower, Orange Tower Flower, Clerodendron
Family: Lamiaceae    (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Origin: India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Clerodendrum paniculatum (Pagoda Flower) is an interesting and eye-catching large shrub native to India, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. It grows best in full sun to semi-shade and needs regular water to look its best. The showy blooms are what make it so special, they are white, off-white, red, crimson, and vinous as well as yellow and orange in color. The flowers are funnel-shaped with long tubes and sit in pyramid-shaped clusters. The impressive display of blooms last from summer through autumn, and in frost free climates it will sporadically bloom throughout the year.

This fast growing plant grows to 5-10 feet tall, spreading 2-3 feet across, with multiple stems and large evergreen leaves. Each leaf is 12 inches across and has a heart-shaped base. The Pagoda flower also has the added bonus of being attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

The Pagoda flower is hardy in USDA Zones 8-11 and can survive temperatures as low as 30°F for a short time. When growing in colder regions, it is best to keep the plant in a pot and move it indoors during colder months. Pagoda flower does its best when planted in a rich, slightly moisture retentive soil. With proper care, it can become a beautiful feature in any garden space.

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Clerodendrum paniculatum Alba - Yellow Pagoda Flower

Pagoda Flower. Rare variety with off-white to yellow flowers. This rare variety with off-white to yellow flowers is one of the most impressive flowers of Florida winter season. We have this plant growing in our frond yard under the oak, in shade, and it keeps blooming all winter long! This variety seem to be hardier and more vigorous than regular red variety. It is also very drought tolerant, we never water it! The plant produces lots of root suckers so it spreads with time, but this is the great feature for the location: it covered an ugly wall, and its lush large leaves are such a tropical addition to the landscape. Highly recommended for shaded locations that can use both color and green.

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