Hamelia patens

Family: Rubiaceae

Form: Large shrub or small tree, often multi-trunked, reaching 4 to12 ft.

Leaves: Simple, whorled or opposite, entire; green often with reddish color

Stem/Bark: Brown

Flower: Red to orange, tubular

Fruit: Berry, red and purple

Comments: Compact forms are available with redder foliage, shorter internodes, and smaller leaves.