Russelia equisetiformis

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Description : A multi branching shrubby perennial, with cascading or weeping foliage looks attractive year round. It is is summer when the plant flowers that it comes into its own, although in warmer climates it will flower almost year round.
Common Name/s : Firecracker Plant
Family : Plantaginaceae
Origin : Mexico and Guatemala
Habit : Weeping shrub
Height : up to 2.0m in height
Width : up to 4.0 m in height
Growth Rate : Fast growing
Foliage : Tiny oval leaves, that are evergreen all through the year.
Flowers : Yes
Flower Description : Coral-red, tubular flowers are displayed profusely at the ends of the branches in 30cm long sprays that may persist throughout the year
Flowers colours : Red
Fruit : Not known to have any fruits
Position : It grows best in a sunny position however will cope with some afternoon shade. In frost prone areas it is best grown in containers and given some protection.
Common Pest And Diseases : Not known to have any pest or diseases
Soil Type : Well drained soil
Care And Maintenance : Keep well mulched and lightly prune regularly in the warmer months to maintain shape and size.
Pot Size: 200mm

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Pot Size


Flowers colours



Full Sun, Full Sun to Part Shade, Part Shade

Plant Type

Evergreen Shrub, Hedging, Large Shrub