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RUSSELIA equisetiformis yellow

Commonly known as Coral plant, Firecracker plant

Yellow tubular flowers
  • Deciduous
    Elliptic, scale-like, mid-green leaves 1cm (½in) long which fall early
  • Yellow
  • Height
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Branching subshrub with rush-like, erect and pendent mid-green stems. Produces flowers to 3cm (1¼in) long in pendent cymes
  • Heated greenhouse - subtropical
    Can be grown outside in summer. Plant can withstand temperatures down to 10°C (50°F).
    Use loam-based compost (JI No.2) in full or bright, filtered light
  • Full sun
    If growing outdoors requires a warm, sheltered site

RUSSELIA equisetiformis yellow

 
Available again from summer 2024 - Could be any time, June through to end August. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£17.50 each 
Delivery Information Available again from summer 2024
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    Mexico
  • Flower Shape
    Tubular
  • Hardiness
    Tender (greenhouse & conservatory)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
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1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2.5m (8ft)
 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Blood, Fish & Bone
Improves vegetable, fruit and flower quality. Blood, Fish and Bone contains three major nutrients essential for strong and healthy growth.
Only £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Carbon Gold
Biochar soil improver
Biochar is a carbon rich form of charcoal specifically designed for soil application to improve plant growth and health. Biochar is a very stable substance that is not broken down in soils, offering long-term soil benefits.
Only £8.00

Garden Goodies
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Only £10.00

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