Definitively formed and with no regard for spatial awareness the stamens on Clerodendrum trichotomum var. fargesii are a delight to observe.
The red flower buds (calyx) are segmented into 5 sections developing to reveal white petals. There is a sweet scent from the open flowers which contrasts with the pungent odour emitting from the leaves when crushed. The base of the leaf petioles are touched with purple pigment.
Native to Eastern Asia, collections have been made of the species in China and Korea.
In Yunnan province it was growing on a hillside of open shrub and cut over forest at 2800metres. Here forming a tall shrub or small tree to 4m.
In the republic of South Korea found growing in full sun on the plain of Mount Sori at 100 – 600metres. In this area the average annual temperature is 11.4oC with a yearly 1446mm of rainfall.