Common Name: Fire Bush, Hummingbird Bush
Scientific Name: Hamelia patens
Plant Family: Rubiaceae
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Demand: Moderate-High
Known for its tropical eye-catching foliage and blooms, firebush shrubs require plenty of heat for optimal growth. Its leaves are typically light to dark green and covered with fine hairs. The Fire Bush produces copper-toned leaves with small orange flowers bunched along the tips. It is a good plant for butterfly and bird habitat gardens.