Hamelia patens
Firebush
Other names: Scarletbush
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Optimal Light:Shade image
Light Range:Full sun to full shade image
Soil Moisture:Low to medium soil moisture image
Wildlife:Butterfly imageHummingbird imageBird image 
Native:Yes
Drought Tolerance:Medium
Perennial:N/A
Invasive Status:N/A
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orange/red flowers, esp. summer; watch for mites/whiteflies/scales; foliage usually more attractive in shade but flowers best in sun; tolerates occasionally wet soil; dies back in freezes but returns
Growth Rate:Fast
Mature Height:5 - 20 ft.
Mature Spread:5 - 8 ft.
Soil Texture:Any
Soil pH:Any
Salt Tolerance:Low to None
Hardiness Zone:9-11
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