The Harlequin Glorybower.

One from autumn 2012


When the rest of the college is looking like this…..

And this……..

There is one particular shrub that is not alway’s commonly known, that is looking rather spectacular ….. Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii (Harlequin Glorybower).

A true gem of the garden, that is perfect in every way especially at this time of year.

I was originally going to use this as a ‘Wordless Wednesday’ but then thought, this deserved a few words to go with it …. even in my very strange and incoherent way.

I’m not one for doing a plant of the month thing (not yet anyway) but this for me is the plant of the season. This time of year I could of gone for one with spectacular autumn foliage, that one would have been too easy, as there are literally hundreds to choose from.

Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii is from western China, a deciduous shrub or…

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  1. flahertylandscape
    Oct 07, 2014 @ 07:01:55

    Discovering fruits in the fall–great walking time; and Clerodendron trichotomum fargesii, breath taking even on the grayest of fall days. Thank you.


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