Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker Bush

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The Firecracker Bush grows in a wild and wispy cascade of scarlet tubular flowers. Its slender rush-like stems start out erect, then fall over in a burst of color. Many gardeners choose it for training on a trellis, accenting a border or spilling from a container. These shrubs can soften and highlight an otherwise well-trimmed landscape; but plan well, as they do not like to stay small. They need space.

Firecrackers are moderate to fast growers, reaching 3 feet tall and 3 to 5 feet wide. They bloom year-round and prefer full to part sun. They are salt-tolerant, and should be brought inside during cold weather.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Mature Height

2 ft – 6 ft


2 ft – 4 ft

12 reviews for Russelia equisetiformis, Firecracker Bush

  1. Antoinette (verified owner)

    Also arrived very quickly

  2. Matt Bruno (verified owner)

    Got 4 arrived in great condition, packaged great. Thanks plant vine!!

  3. Kris H. (verified owner)

    I was worried about purchasing plants online, but I was very impressed with how well they were shipped and the condition of the plants themselves. I recommend purchasing from PlantVine.

  4. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Have ordered these plants from PlantVine 2 years in a row…very pleased…plants arrived healthy and blooming! Also great communication with the company so thanks PlantVine!

  5. Denise (verified owner)

  6. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plants very healthy. Well packaged. Arrived ahead of posted dleivery date. Would use PlantVine again.

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

  8. Collin A. (verified owner)

    Came in great shape, well packaged. Have planted in a container and am hoping for great results! Thanks!

  9. Amanda B. (verified owner)

    So much better than I anticipated! Thank you! They arrived in perfect shape and are in the ground ready to grow! I was so impressed I turned around and ordered more plants!

  10. Susan S. (verified owner)

    Exactly what I wanted. It was bigger than I thought it would be.

  11. Erica Plant (verified owner)

    Loved the “frost watch” before shipping my plant! Once mother nature decided to get her act together, shipping was quick and my plant wasn’t a “popsicle” when it was delivered! Thank you so much!

  12. Carrie T. (verified owner)

    They’re beautiful! Absolutely PERFECT

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Why others chose this plant.

They are too difficult to find in Austin. We lost all ours this year with the freeze. They are my husbands favorite

Tx freeze

I am trying to attract hummingbirds to my flower gardens

Severe Winter storm coming

Beautiful grass that blooms all summer long. Hummingbirds LOVE it. We have this in big pots on our deck. Bring it in during the winter.

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