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Hamelia patens - Firebush

Hamelia patens - Firebush

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Life Cycle: Perennial, evergreen shrub to small tree 

Soil Moisture: Dry to moist, sandy somewhat alkaline soils 

Sun Exposure: Full sun to full shade 

Height: Up to 12’ 

Bloom Color: Orange and red 

Bloom Time: Spring through fall 

Fauna: Firebush is one of the best nectar plants for our area, attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. It is also a great food source for birds and small mammals with its abundant berries. Birds also often use it for cover. 

Planting Considerations: Firebush is fast growing. It can be used as a specimen or in a mass planting. Planting in full sun will produce the most flowering.

Field Notes:  Firebush is freeze sensitive but damaged parts can be trimmed back in spring and it will recover quickly. 

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