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Hamelia patens Fire bush Sakura Rubiaceae

Hamelia patens, Fire bush, Sakura


Hamelia patens, Fire bush, SakuraCommon name(s):Hamelia patens, Fire bush, Sakura
Scarlet bush
This dense, soft-wooded shrub grows to about 10 ft (3 m). The leaves are pale green with downy undersides, and the bright scarlet tubular flowers are held in clusters towards the ends of the branches. The flowers are followed by yellow-green berries that ripen to purple-black.
Hardiness zone from 10 To 12
Other properties: Poisonous
Cultivation: They prefer rich soil, light shade and plenty of moisture, and are propagated from cuttings in summer.