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nativedon

December 4, 2013
9:44 AM

Post #9721296

I got this plant 2 years ago, (in Central Texas) and not been able to identify it.

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trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2013
10:48 AM

Post #9721321

does it flower? can you show a side view? has it been frozen back recently?
it almost reminds me of a 'Firecracker Plant' that has been nipped by frost. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1334/
nativedon

December 4, 2013
1:08 PM

Post #9721383

it does get small red flowers, the base tends to stay green, but this picture shows the plant after a freeze. The whole plant is about 2.5 feet tall. I will have to look up firecracker plant, because what I have always called a firecracker plant gets much bigger and dies back each winter.
nativedon

December 4, 2013
1:23 PM

Post #9721395

thank you trackinsand. This is a firecracker bush, russelia.

trackinsand

trackinsand
mid central, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2013
3:11 PM

Post #9721461

yes, the common name of "Firecracker Plant" is used for several different plants. i couldn't remember the correct spelling and was in a hurry so i just linked you to the right plant. actually, it turned out to be the right plant; i wasn't at all certain...just a lucky hunch.

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