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Hamelia patens
Hamelia coccinea
Hamelia erecta
(Firecracker Shrubs)
USDA Zone: 9 - 11
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Origin: South Florida
& Caribbean region
Type: Evergreen shrubs
Tropical and Tender Perennials

Typical Height: 8’-10’
Typical Spread: 4’-5’

Growth: Fast
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: Medium
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: Red
Flowering Season: Year-round
Flower Feature: Showy
Light Needs: Medium-High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: None
Family: Rubiaceae
Propagation: Seeds; Cuttings
Leaf Type: Simple
Texture: Medium
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
3G (1’-2’OA)
7G (2’-4’OA)

Typical planting distance:
4’-6’ O.C.

Common Uses: Flowering Shrubs; Informal Hedge; Yard Shrubs
Category: Medium Shrubs
Notes: Florida native; Firebush is a valuable addition to butterfly and hummingbird gardens

+ In this Photo:
Hamelia patens
Flowers close up

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
March 2014
Pembroke Pines
Florida USA

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