Dwarf Firebush – Hamelia patens

Dwarf Firebush - Hamelia patens

This is a Dwarf Firebush I planted to screen my well equipment. The one in the foreground is doing well. The two further back in the photo have been watered too frequently by my well intentioned large dog. I foolishly did not realize they are the only freestanding objects in the fenced area.
The Firebush is a Florida native that is supposed to be pretty bulletproof once established. I am guessing since the back two are still alive that is true. Orange and red tubular flowers are going off and on year round. Hardy in Zones 10 and 11, these shrubs can reach 15 feet. I am hoping these are truly dwarf and I can keep them 4 feet or so. Fingers crossed.

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