Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow grower to only 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Attracts Hummingbirds
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Heaviest in spring, summer
Botanical Pronunciation:kal-LIS-tem-on si-TRI-nus
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
Sunset climate zones:8, 9, 12 - 28
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow grower to only 3 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Blue-green
Blooms:Heaviest in spring, summer
Flower color:Red
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Design IdeasWith its lower spreading habit, this hummingbird magnet fits into any garden. Use as a foundation cover-up in drought-resistant gardens or as middle-of-the-border accent plants. Line up several for a hedge or mass them like groundcover in very hot planting areas where other plants wilt. Ideal for desert landscapes.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune to shape after flowering.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Low
Once established, needs only occasional watering.