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Heimia salicifolia

Shrubby yellowcrest

Lythraceae (Loosestrife Family)

Heimia salicifolia (Shrubby yellowcrest)
Marcus, Joseph A.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: 4-8 feet tall.
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct



Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
Conditions Comments: Hardy shrub with attractive clusters of golden yellow flowers, green foliage, and decorative bright red stems. Best grown in sheltered sunny borders. Hardy down to -10C if given a dry mulch in winter. Native range in U.S. is limited to moister areas in far south Texas brushlands.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Last Update: 2007-01-01