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American Red Bush Lantana

Lantana camara 'American Red'

Pronunciation: lan-TAY-na ca-MA-ra
SKU #05661
9-11

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OVERVIEW
Description Profuse red and yellow color year-round! Useful as a substitute for annuals in sunny flower beds or containers. An excellent low hedge or accent shrub. Tolerates heat and drought. Evergreen in frost-free areas; treat as an annual elsewhere.
Light Full sun
Watering Water deeply when soil is dry.
Blooms Spring through summer.
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Upright
Flower Attributes Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hillside
Design Ideas Bush Lantana is the best source of quick foliage and flowers in warmer climates. Check your local climate zone to see if it is annual or perennial in your area. Landscapers have long used this fast-grower to fill in a young landscape for the first season or two until woody plants are established. A great color source for hot and dry gardens, along driveways and full sun banks. Plant in flower and shrub beds, raised planters, along fence lines and foundations, and in parkways, where they take the reflected heat from pavement in stride. Put it in pots for powerful color on a deck or patio but make sure you bring it in for the winter.
Flower Color Red
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Hibiscus (Hibiscus); Heliotrope (Heliotrope); Cordyline (Cordyline); Salvia (Salvia); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe)
CARE
Care Thrives in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established in the landscape, reduce frequency; continue to water container plants regularly. Fertilize in spring. Remove spent blooms periodically and prune annually to shape.
HISTORY
Lore Lantanas are valuable butterfly nectar plants and are equally appealing to hummingbirds.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.