Hinton Ampner Garden

Clerodendrum bungei

Rose Glory Bower or Mexican Hydrangea

Location:

The Temple Garden - on the left hand side of the path to the obelisk just before the cattle grid. Also on the main terrace between the service door and bay window.

Description:

An upright, 2m (6ft) tall, deciduous or sub-shrub in this country. Hardy but will die back to the ground in cold winters. Native of China and Northern India. Grown for its pink scented flowers produced in late summer and autumn.

Site and Care:

Prefers moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Plants benefit from a deep mulch of organic matter in prolonged cold spells. Useful for large planting schemes but can be invasive as it suckers freely over long distances. Not suitable for small gardens unless containerised. Propagation is by seed, softwood or root cuttings.