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Hamelia patens Sierra Redâ„¢

Firebush, Hummingbird Bush, Texas Firecracker Bush

The lush oval green leaves complement the clusters of tubular red-orange flowers produced in the summer. Hummingbirds love this shrub! Dark purple edible fruit follow the flowers. The foliage turns a burnished copper red color in the fall. In colder regions it will freeze to the ground, quickly resprouting in the spring. Frost damage should be pruned back in the spring. Plant in full sun to part shade and provide moderate irrigation.