Appreciation: Clerodendrum bungei - tall shrub with pink flower heads

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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    This is my first Clerodendrum bungei - I didn't even know the name, but Clerodendrum bungei Steud., Glory-flower (World flora) - Pl@ntNet identify (plantnet.org) was pretty sure of the ID based on my first photo. This is a tall shrub that in this dense shaded setting in the Stanley Park Rhododendron Garden is growing mostly vertically, some plants twice my height, with the inflorescences at the branch tips. I have read in other postings here that the leaves smell terrible, but I didn't know to investigate that. I didn't notice anything when I was there.
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    wcutler Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    There are still a few flowers on this Clerodendrum bungei, and they're close enough to reach. In less than one month, I totally forgot what this was, even didn't recognize it browsing the thread titles, finally did a search here for "pink" posted by me, saved me a lot of time.
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