Firebush Dwarf (Hamelia patens 'Compacta')

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Firebush Dwarf
Mature Height 3-4 feet
Mature Width 3-4 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 10 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

How to Grow

Firebush Dwarf is a hardy plant that can grow in a variety of conditions. It prefers full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. The Firebush Dwarf (Hamelia patens 'Compacta'), as the name suggests, is a smaller and more compact cultivar of the regular Firebush (Hamelia patens) plant. In optimal conditions, Firebush Dwarf typically grows to a height of around 2 to 3 feet (60 to 90 cm). It has a bushy and dense growth habit, making it suitable for smaller gardens, containers, and as a low hedge.

Care Tips

Once established, Firebush requires little maintenance. Water it regularly during dry spells, but otherwise, it can tolerate moderate drought. Fertilize it in the spring and summer with a balanced fertilizer to encourage healthy growth and flowering.


Firebush is a versatile plant that can be used in a variety of ways. It works well as a hedge, screen, or accent plant. Its bright flowers also make it a popular choice for cut flowers and floral arrangements.

Planting Tips

When planting Firebush, make sure to dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball. Backfill the hole with soil and water it thoroughly. Mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.


To keep Firebush looking its best, prune it in the late winter or early spring. Remove any dead or damaged branches and shape the plant as desired. You can also cut it back by one-third to one-half to promote bushier growth and more flowers.

Pests and Diseases

Firebush is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, it can be susceptible to spider mites and whiteflies. Keep an eye out for these pests and treat them promptly if you notice an infestation.



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