Hamelia patens Sierra Red™ (Firebush, Hummingbird Bush, Texas Firecracker Bush)


The lush oval green leaves complement the clusters of tubular red-orange flowers produced through the warm season. Hummingbirds love this shrub! Dark purple 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.

At a Glance Summary

Type: Shrub
Size (H x W): 3ft x 5ft
Flower Color: Red
Hardiness: Zone 8: 10˚F

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