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Clerodendrum paniculatum 'Alba'


Clerodendrum paniculatum 'Alba'

Family Name: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Common Name: White Pagoda Flower


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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Shrub
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic


Native Distribution Southeast Asia
Native Habitat Terrestrial
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Evergreen shrub, able to grow up to about 1 - 2 m tall and 2 - 3 m wide.
Foliage Large and lobed leaves, opposite arrangement, measuring up to 30 cm wide. 
Flowers Large terminal inflorescence (pagoda-shaped) of many green and white flowers, able to reach up to 45 cm long, flowers are 5-lobed and measures about 2 cm long, stamens and style extend beyond the petals. 
Fruit Fruit is a bluish-black drupe.
Etymology Genus epithet Clerodendrum is from the Greek word "kleros" which means chance and "dendron" meaning a tree.  Species epithet paniculatum refers to the arrangement of flowers in terminal panicles.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Fauna Pollination Dispersal Associated Fauna Butterfly Food Plant

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water
Rootzone Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Propagation Method Stem Cutting


Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) White

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Master ID 531
Species ID 1827
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Species record last updated on: 24 December 2021.