Flame-Of-The-Woods is a small to medium size evergreen shrub with 2 inch to 5 inch diameter terminal corybose cymes of perfect four-petaled flowers that bloom throughout the year in tropical regions. Plants are sometimes used as seasonal accents in summer. In tropical climates they are used as hedges, massing, and as facers for larger shrubs and trees.
Plant Habit or Use:
Annual, shrub, small shrub, medium shrub, tropical
sun, partial sun
White, yellow, orange, salmon, pink or red.
Spring, summer, fall
Small drupes, red ripening to black.
5 to 6 ft tall in the tropics; 1 ft to 3 ft tall as an annual.
4 ft to 5 ft in the tropics; 1 ft to 3 ft as an annual.
Explanation of the Earth–Kind® Index breakdown
- Heat Tolerance: Non-Defined Heat Tolerance
- Water Requirements: Non-Defined Water Use
- Soil Requirements: Non-Defined Soil Requirements
- Pest Tolerance: Non-Defined Pest Resistance
- Fertility Requirements: Non-Defined Fertility Requirements
USDA Hardiness Zones:
9, 10, 11
Regions that intersect these hardiness zones:
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Region E - Upper Rio Grande• Region F - Hill Country and Central Coast• Region G - Southeast Texas• Region H - Rio Grande Valley
Avoid poorly drained or alkaline soils.