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Hamelia cuprea, Bahama Firebush

Hamelia cuprea

Bahama Firebush
Family: Rubiaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunRegular waterYellow, orange flowersDeciduous plantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

If you want yellow to get involved in the design, then you've got to add Bahama firebush. Similar in growth to the scarlet-flowered one, you can keep it trimmed below seven feet. Large leaves make it good for screening. Don't hedge it; trim it naturally, and it will flower much more. Pollinator-friendly flowers during the rainy season.

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