Firecracker Bush

 

 

Hamelia patens

 

 

Rubiaceae

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Form: Shrub
Seasonality
: Semi-evergreen

Size: 10 ft high by 6 ft wide
Leaves
: 6 inch, pointed oval, gray-green leaves
Flowers
: red-orange, tubular
Fruit
: Red, purple or black berries
Stems/Trunks
: Sprawling mound, red leaf stalks and flower stems
Range/Origin
: Southern Florida to South America
Hardiness
: Sunset Zones 13, 23, 24, H1, H2, 25o F

Comments: No thorns, attracts hummingbirds,

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

         Exposure: Full to partial sun

         Water: Moderate

         Soil: tolerates salt, good drainage

        Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

         Maintenance: Minimal

 

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