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Hamelia patens
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Compact Mexican Firebush

Hamelia patens - Compact Mexican Firebush

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Description

This Firebush selection comes from the Lynn Lowery collection at SFA arboretum. It is a more compact selection reaching only 5-6' at maturity. Hamelia patens flowers late spring to early fall. Flowers are bright orangish-red and in clusters. The stems and flower stalks also have a red hue. Mexican Firebush is heat and drought tolerant and requires excellent drainage. This plant is also known to be salt and lime tolerant. When in flower and fruit this is a great habitat plant, attracting birds, especially hummingbirds. Hamelia patensis part of our Plants For Texas® Program, meaning it was Texas Grown, Tested in Texas to perform outstanding for Texas Gardens.

Hardiness: USDA Zones 9-11
Plant Use: Flowering Perennial
Exposure: Full Sun to Part Sun
Water Requirements: Medium to Low

Good for sunny locationsDoes well in part sun. Great for dry locations Attracts wildlife to the gardenthe Nile

Sizes: #1, #3 Check Availability

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