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Hamelia patens (Firebush)

Firebush

Hamelia patens

Central American native shrub that has adapted perfectly for central to south Texas.

Fast growing semi-evergreen shrub with very showy terminal clusters of red-orange tubular flowers that easily attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Small juicy red fruits in the fall attract birds.

Grows best in full sun; becomes uniniformed and blooms less in the shaded enviroments. Requires well drained soils, and performs best with regular watering but will tolerate drought conditions. An excellent perennial for central Texas, and annual to the north. No pest or disease problems.

A member of the Plants for Texas program.

Perennial Color
Accent Plant
Perennial Borders
Warm Climate Hedge

Flower Color:

Red-Orange

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Height

5-8 Feet

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Spread

5-6 Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Hamelia patens

Interesting Notes


USDA Hardiness Zone 8b

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Item Description
FIR-BUS-05 FIREBUSH

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Medium
Exposure
Full Sun to Part Shade
Habit
Semi Evergreen
Perennial
Water Needs
Low