TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA

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
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. 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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