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Russelia equisetiformis (Coral Fountain, Firecracker Bush)

Russelia equisetiformis
Coral Plant, Coral Fountain, Firecracker Bush

This native of Mexico has naturalized in the West Indies, Florida, and other tropical locations. Its bright green, mostly leafless, weeping branches form a dense mound. Tubular coral-red flowers fill the branches in the warm months. It grows well in full sun to medium shade exposures, is notably salt tolerant, and handles low to high water applications. The flowers attract hummingbirds.

Plant Type Native, Shrub
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Red
Flower Season Spring, Summer, Fall
Growth Rate Fast
Height 3' - 6' (ft)
Spread 2 (ft)
Spacing 12" - 18" (in)
Characteristics Evergreen, Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hanging Baskets, Patio and Containers
Tolerance Drought, Salt
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Image by: Monrovia
Image by: Monrovia
Image by: Monrovia
Image by: Monrovia

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