Mexican Firebush, Firecracker Shrub, Hummingbird Bush
Mexico and Central America
- Full Sun
- Part Sun/Shade
About This Plant
Sun or partial shade. A heat- and sun-loving rounded shrub that grows larger each summer, reaching up to five feet in diameter. Small, red tubular flowers attract hummingbirds. In winter, firebush freezes to the ground; the thin stems can be left as a winter accent or (usually) cut to the ground; for this reason, it is listed here among the perennials rather than as a shrub. But make no mistake: firebush will eventually grow very big!
Winter cleanup. Occasional watering may be appreciated by plants in full summer sun.
3-5' H, 3-4' W
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Clay, Sandy, Well drained
April, May, June, July, August, September, October