Clerodendrum chinense is occasionally found growing in disturbed sites along the central and southern peninsula of Florida and Escambia county. Glory tree is native to Asia but escaped cultivation. It blooms in the summer and fall.
Seven non-native species of Clerodendrum have escaped from cultivation into natural Florida (Wunderlin, 2003).
As many as 20 non-native glorybower species and varieties occur as non-natives in the wild in Florida, the southeast U.S., and Hawaii (Kartesz, 1999).