Hamelia patens

Firebush

  • Family: Rubiaceae
  • Form: Large shrub or small tree, often multi-trunked, reaching 4-12 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
  • Additional Resources:
    IFAS document (pdf)
    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
    Wikipedia Link
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