This fast-growing shrub has fuzzy, 6-inch, gray-green leaves. In areas with frost, plants reach 5 feet high and as wide, but often remain smaller. In frost-free areas in the tropics they can reach an incredible 25 feet in height. Clusters of orange-red, ¾-inch tubular flowers bloom through the summer with regular moisture. Flowers are followed by small dark fruit that are relished by birds. It needs good soil drainage, but is tolerant of saline soils. It accepts some shade, but protect it from wind and frost. Prune in fall after flowering has ceased. Native to southern Florida and Central America. Canopy coverage is approximately 20 square feet.
Source: Lush & Efficient