Combretum sp. - Plant
Common name: Flame Creeper, Burning Bush
Height: 10-15 feet.
Difficulty level: Easy.
Planting & Care
Sunlight: Bright diffused light.
Soil: Well-drained soil enriched with compost.
Water: Water particularly well in Summer, but can withstand drought well.
Temprature: 78 degrees F.
Fertilizer: Use about 1/2 cup of tree and shrub fertilizer per bush just after the plant begins to put on new growth.
- Mulching benefits the burning bush by keeping the roots cool and conserving water.
- Spread about an inch of organic mulch around the root zone.
- Organic mulch includes shredded newspaper, sawdust, dried grass clippings and dead leaves.
- Shows well in borders, beds and even containers.
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