Hummingbird Bush (also known as Dwarf Firebush)
is a fast growing compact plant grown widely for the bright
scarlet flowers that contrast with the dark green foilage
in summer and fall. After the flowers go away, the leaves
turn a beautiful reddish bronze for the late fall and winter.
This is a colorful and striking plant that is very attractive
Best growth and flower production is in full sun. Anything
less gives you less.
Prefers a prepared soil mix of equal parts potting/garden
soil and mulch. Good drainage is a must.
Water regularly but be careful not to overwater.
Hardy to 20 - 30 degrees Farenheight. Best in zones 9
and 10 or as an annual or potted plant farther north.
Vigorous yet compact growth to 4' tall and wide. Space 3'
apart for borders or hedges.