The varied variety of shrubs generally called “firefly shrubs” have one central concept; amazing, eye catching colour. These decorative shrubs include interest and lively color to both rural and city landscapes. Create a vivid declaration by grouping shrubs planted in colourful containers across the deck, the patio or pool area. In Sunset Climate Zones 4-to 7 and 12 to 17, these shrubs lend themselves to container planting therefore that, if necessary, they are able to be easily moved indoors when the mercury plummets.
Variegated Climbing Hydrangea
Variegated climbing Hydrangea (anomala ssp. petiolaris ‘Firefly) is an amazing vining hydrangea that creates amazing flowers all summer long. The winter- plant prefers partial shade area or a full sun with well-drained soil. Keep the soil moist but not soggy.
Rhododendron ‘Firefly,’ generally called azalea that is firefly, thrives in Sunset Climate Zones H1, H 2, 14 to 24 and 5 to 9. A member firefly azalea, of the plant family Ericaceae does best in a full-sunlight to partial-sun area. The azalea blooms in springtime using an extreme display of vivid reddish orange trumpet-shaped blooms. Brilliant deep-green leaves add visual interest to container plantings and borders, edging year around. Water biweekly during periods of drought.
Parlor maple (Abutilon Hybridum ‘Firefly’) displays trumpet-shaped colorful flowers that are 2 to 3″ in diameter. A sub-tropical shrub that is, does best in bright sunlight and the parlor maple is perfect for container planting. A great option for entry ways or patios, the parlor maple reaches 8-feet tall at maturity. The parlor maple does well-planted outside in a sheltered place in Sunset Climate Zones 4-to 7. Avoid websites with powerful wind coverage including the crest of a hill or the corner.
Pagoda flower (Clerodendrum Paniculata ‘Firefly’) is a subtropical plant indigenous to India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia as well as the bulk of south-western Asia. Ideally suited to container the plant does in Sunset Climate Zones 12 to 14 and 4-to 7. The flower does best-in areas in full-sun, protected in the wind. Move indoors there’s a risk of of frost and when the temperature falls.