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Russelia equisetiformis (Firecracker plant, Coral plant)

Russelia equisetiformis

Botanical Name:    Russelia equisetiformis

Common Name(s):    Firecracker plant, Coral plant

Family:    Plantaginaceae

Genus:    Russelia

Species:    Equisetiformis

Plant Type:    Shrub

Height:    24-48 in.(0.6-1.2 m)

Spread:    36-60 in.(0.9-1.5 m)

Bloom Time:    year round

Bloom Color(s):    Red

Leaves:    Green

Range:    North America

Description

Russelia equisetiformis (firecracker plant, coral plant) is an deciduous shrub that grows to 24-48 in. (0.6-1.2 m) tall and 36-60 in. (0.9-1.5 m) wide. It is native to North America. clusters of slender, red tubular flowers about 2.5 cm long. tiny, 2 to 4 inches long, dark green leaves are scale-like. The preference is full sun, and a humus rich, well drained soil. Tolerates a wide range of soil moisture.

How to Grow

Sun:    Full sun

Water:    Medium

Soil:    Humus rich, well drained soil

Propagation:    Cuttings