The generic name of this bush derives from the Greek kleros, which means luck, chance and dendron, that means tree; the name of the tree of luck is because some species of this genus have medicinal properties and others however were very poisonous, so it depended on the good or bad fortune of the person to come to the plant to cure their illness so as the Clerodendro could effectively helo or otherwise make it worse.
Its botanical name honors one of the great explorers of Eurasia, Alexander Bunge (1803-1890). Botanist of German origin, Bunge's trip serving the Tsarist Russia was to cross Siberia through Mongolia to Beijing, an immense territory still in the early nineteenth century was virtually unknown by the Russians themselves.
The specimens of Clerodendro of the Real Alcázar are located in the so called English Garden, a garden of picturesque type designed by Juan Gras and Prats, gardener of the Casa de Campo and designer of the gardens of the Magdalena of Santander in the early twentieth century. It occupies much of the old Orchard Alcoba, and Gras, to develop this unique garden, brought from the Royal Sites in the Granja de San Ildefonso and Aranjuez large trees that still remain, such as ginkgos or cedars, organically arranged on a soft green blanket crossed by undulating paths and adorned with colored notes from exotic flowers like glory bowers, all of which forms a unique landscape in the city of Seville.