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Mexican Honeysuckle

Mexican Honeysuckle

Regular price $6.80 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Spread: 3-5 feet
Flower Color: orange
Sun Exposure: Full Sun or Partial Shade

Mexican Honeysuckle, scientifically known as Justicia spicigera or Anisacanthus and commonly referred to as "Firecracker," is a charming and drought-tolerant shrub that can thrive in the Arizona landscape, particularly in regions with a hot and arid climate. Known for its tubular and orange-red flowers, Mexican Honeysuckle adds a burst of color, nectar-rich blooms, and wildlife appeal to gardens and outdoor spaces.

One of the most outstanding features of Mexican Honeysuckle is its prolific tubular flowers, which are typically bright orange-red. These flowers are known for their resemblance to traditional honeysuckle blooms, and they create a visually captivating and vibrant display of color. The tubular shape of the flowers is particularly attractive to hummingbirds and butterflies, making the shrub a valuable addition to the landscape for pollinator support.

Mexican Honeysuckle shrubs typically reach heights of 3 to 6 feet, with a similar spread, creating a well-proportioned and compact form. They are well-suited to Arizona's hot and arid climate, thriving in full sun to partial shade and requiring well-drained soil. This shrub is drought-tolerant once established, making it a valuable choice for water-wise landscaping and xeriscaping.

Maintenance of Mexican Honeysuckle includes occasional pruning to control its growth and shape. Pruning can also help promote blooming and maintain its attractive form. The shrub's long blooming period and nectar-rich flowers contribute to its appeal for both humans and wildlife.

In summary, Mexican Honeysuckle is a colorful and drought-tolerant choice for Arizona landscapes, especially in regions with a hot and arid climate. Its tubular orange-red flowers, compact form, and ability to attract hummingbirds and butterflies make it a valuable addition to gardens and outdoor spaces, adding both visual beauty and wildlife-friendly features to the desert environment.

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