Keckiella cordifolia

Heartleaf keckiella


Category: Shrub
Sun: Partial Shade, Sun
Drainage: Adaptable
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 4' X 4'
Santa Clara County Local: Yes
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Description

Heartleaf keckiella is a mounding shrub from the coast and coastal mountains of central and southern California into Baja California. It is often encountered growing among and into other plants with its long, vine-like branches. If planted away from other plants it will grow in a rounded or mounding form. Hearleaf keckiella blooms with a generous display of orange to red tubular flowers. In the wild it will go largely dormant during the hot dry summer months. In cultivation it can be kept green with some summer water but will still be semi-dormant in the late summer and fall. Heartleaf keckiella may be pruned back during the fall to improve the plants appearance the following year.

Characteristics

Deer Resistant: No
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen