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Hamelia patens, Fire Bush, Firecracker Plant
Hamelia patens 'Grelmsiz'

Hamelia patens

Fire Bush, Firecracker Plant
Family: Rubiaceae
Origin: Florida
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

It has pale green rounded leaves and small, tubular red-orange flowers. Though it can grow to 6-9ft or more in height, it responds well to hard pruning and can be used to make a dense medium-sized hedge or an attractive shaped plant; pruning, however, inhibits the blooms, which appear at the ends of the branches. Hamelia likes full sun and very well-drained soil. Propagation is easy by means of cuttings. One of the best butterfly attractors.


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Hamelia patens - Fire Bush

Fire Bush, full size variety. Grows into a small tree. Small, tubular red-orange flowers. Pruning inhibits the blooms, which appear at the ends of the branches. One of the best butterfly attractors.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
In stock
$27.95