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Firebush or Butterfly Bush (Hamelia patens var. patens)
Description: Moderate-growing evergreen tree with a dense, columnar canopy producing red flowers throughout the year and attracts butterflies. Native. Fruits ripen in late summer/fall and attract birds.
Size: Small (10-12 feet in height)
Location: Plant at least 20 feet from power lines and 10-16 feet from your house. Full sun with well-drained soil.
Salt tolerance: Low
Watering: Water during planting and for one year thereafter. May need water if under drought conditions.
Pruning: Wait one year to prune. If staked, remove after 6 months.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Wed Jul 6, 2016 11:55:35 AM
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