Arbor Gate's Picks of the Month
Hamellia patens ‘Compacta’
A tight, compact version of the Hummingbird Bush with semi-glossy, lance-shaped, green leaves tinged with burgundy. It blooms all season, producing terminal clusters of tubular, orange-red & yellow flowers, attracting hummingbirds from all over! Averages 3� tall. Full sun. Hummingbirds!
Hamelia x �Holik�
This beautiful hamelia is a cross between the Golden Bells Hamelia and Hamelia patens. Clusters of burnt orange flower buds explode into open flared, trumpet shaped, bright saffron flowers throughout the heat of late spring, summer and fall. Glossy foliage gives this large perennial shrub a lush, rich look. Averages 5�-6�. Full sun. Moist, well-drained soil. Hummingbirds!
Hummingbird Bush or Firebush
This large shrub/small tree is native to Mexico, but thrives in this area. It is root hardy, and will make a 4� � 5� mound in one summer. It is VERY drought tolerant and thrives in any soil as long as it has good drainage. The orange/red flowers are profuse from late spring until frost. Amazing fall color! Full sun. Hummingbirds!