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Hamelia patens Sierra Red™ (Firebush)

Hamelia patens Sierra Red™
Firebush, Hummingbird Bush, Texas Firecracker Bush

The lush oval green leaves complement the clusters of tubular red-orange flowers produced through the warm season. Hummingbirds love this shrub! Dark purple fruit follow the flowers. The foliage turns a burnished copper-red color in the fall. In colder regions it will freeze to the ground, quickly resprouting in the spring. Frost damage should be pruned back in the spring. Plant in full sun to part shade and provide moderate irrigation.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Red, Orange
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 2' - 3' (ft)
Spread 3' - 4' (ft)
Spacing 3' (ft)
Characteristics Great Foliage, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Maintenance Average
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Heat
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
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Image by: Wiki Commons
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