Hamelia (Firebush)

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  • Hamelia patens
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Hamelia patens  or Firebush is a large perennial shrub or small tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, that is native to the American subtropics and tropics. Common names include firebush, hummingbird bush, scarlet bush and redhead.Firebush has orangish-red tubular flowers, which recruit hummingbirds and butterflies for pollination.

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Botanical NameHamelia patens

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  • Hamelia patens  or Firebush is a large perennial shrub or small tree in the coffee family, Rubiaceae, that is native to the American subtropics and tropics. Common names include firebush, hummingbird bush, scarlet bush and redhead.Firebush has orangish-red tubular flowers, which recruit hummingbirds and butterflies for pollination.

     The corollas vary greatly in length, making them attractive to a wide range of pollinators. The fruit is a small dark red berry, turning black at maturity. Despite its somewhat scraggy appearance, this is a valuable garden tree in warmer climates.

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