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Dwarf Firebush - Hamelia patens 'Compacta'
Dwarf Firebush - Hamelia patens 'Compacta'

Rubiaceae Hamelia Patens Compacta

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Grows InZone 8B · 15° to 20° F through Zone 11 · Above 40° F
Sun ExposureFull / Mostly Sun, Morning Sun / Evening Shade, Morning Shade / Evening Sun
Soil DrainageWell Drained
Resistent ToDrought, Insect, Disease, Heat
Flower ColorYellow, Orange, Red
BloomsSpring Blooms, Summer Blooms, Fall Blooms
Foliage ColorMedium Green
Average Height2' to 3', 3' to 4'
Average Width2' to 3', 3' to 4'
AttractsButterflies, Visual Attention, Songbirds / Birds
Additional Information About Dwarf Firebush - Hamelia patens 'Compacta'

NOTICE:  We do not ship our tropical plants to a location unless and until low temperatures are above 55 degrees Fahrenheit 

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Noteworthy Characteristics

Also known as Hummingbird Bush, Dwarf Firebush is a very pretty North, South and Central American native plant that produces abundant clusters of bright, firey red-orange tubular flowers year round that hummingbirds and butterflies will flock to. Growing to about 3- to 4-feet tall, this dwarf version is perfect for container gardens and smaller garden spaces. Because of it's miniature features, it is also a good selection for bonsai.   


Where hardy outdoors, Dwarf Firebush is useful as a colorful accent or specimen shrub or grouped in beds or borders, as a hedge, or in containers. Where not winter hardy, it can be used outdoors as an annual in beds or as a container plant that can be overwintered indoors or in a greenhouse when low temperatures drop below 55 degrees. With high light it can be grown as a houseplant.


USDA Zones : 8b-11

Plant Type:  Tropical Shrub
Height:  3-4'
Width:  3-4'
Sun / Light Needs:   Full Sun or Part Shade
Soil Type:  Not pick about soil type. Wide pH range
Water Needs:  Low when established
Fertilizer Needs: once every 4 to 6 weeks with water soluble / 2 times a year with slow-release granular
Maintenance: Average
Flower Color:  Firey Red-Orange
Bloom Season:  Year round in warmer climates
Fragrance:  None
Attracts:  Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Resistances:  Heat, Humidity, Drought
Salt Tolerance:  Moderate
Houseplant Usage: Yes, but requires high light

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