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Estrellita Little Star® Firecracker Bush Bouvardia x

Flower Season
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
2' 2'
Height: 18" - 2'
Spread: 18" - 2'
New Plant
  • Details

    Features

    When's the last time the color of a flower really knocked your socks off? The eye-popping red-orange-hot pink color of Estrellita Little Star firecracker bush (Bouvardia sp.) will do just that! Native to the Southwest of North America, this shrub has long been favored by cut flower growers and florists. This new hybrid from WinGen expands its garden utility as well, with a compact habit that's perfect for landscaping in warm climates and as a container accent in cooler areas. Blooms all summer without deadheading. 

    Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
    Attracts: 
    Hummingbirds
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Short
    Garden Height: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spacing: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Spread: 
    18 - 24 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    Orange
    Flower Shade: 
    Reddish Orange
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Bright Green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun

    The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Spring through Fall
    Hardiness Zones: 
    8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Needs Good Drainage
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses Notes: 

    Shrub borders, groupings, masses, perennial borders, and containers.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Really needs to be planted in well-draining soil and cannot grow in soils with alkaline pHs. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees & shrubs. Follow the label for the recommended rate of application.

    Estrellita Little Star® Bouvardia x 'WINBUESLST' USPP 34,579
  • 4 Reviews

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    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • Planted a quart-sized plant in late May 2023. It really hasn't grown much, but it has started to bloom. I'm going to be patient as I know it takes time for plants to acclimate and mature. Hopefully it'll be a lot larger next year.

      Jody Ryerson
      , California
      , United States
      , 19 weeks ago
    • Planted in 2022 & had a few blooms. This year it has grown into a floriferous 2' shrub that is a hummingbird magnate! I adore this shrub and am considering adding more to our landscape.

      Betsy Pauzauskie
      , Texas
      , United States
      , 24 weeks ago
    • I purchased it back in April. It’s close to July. It took a while to finally see a bloom. I’m so happy and excited. It will take time and good attention to thrive. It’s exactly how it appears in the picture but is extremely fragile. ❤️

      Kia
      , Georgia
      , United States
      , 28 weeks ago
    • No vigor at all. Does not seem all that heat tolerant either. I have grown one of the hybrid parents (Bouvardia ternifolia) and its culture seems easier. Disappointed. Maybe iif it makes more root growth it will improve.

      Ann kelley
      , Illinois
      , United States
      , 28 weeks ago
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