Coral Fountain (Russelia equisetiformis)


Coral Fountain

Russelia equisetiformis

Russelia equisetiformis is a must-have for anyone that loves hummingbirds! From the tropics of Mexico, Russelia equisetiformis is a show-stopping beauty that features tiny bright green leaves and bright masses of coral-red trumpet-shaped blooms that gracefully cover the tips of the branches. The abundant blooms are filled with nectar that keeps the hummingbirds and butterflies abuzz! We love to plant them in any landscape that can benefit from the wonderful tropical colors and they are a beautiful accent for use in rock gardens and waterwise landscape designs!

Coral Fountain plants can thrive in a wide range of soil conditions, so they are a great plant for Southern California. These shrubs love the heat and they like to grow where there is full sun to partial shade exposures. Once established they can be drought tolerant with low to moderate watering needs and they’re a pretty care free plant. Some people love to grow them in containers and they look amazing spilling over hanging baskets or at the top of a wall!

Right now is the best time to revamp any landscape with some wonderful colors. Coral Fountain is an excellent plant for adding curb appeal. Come visit our huge Palm Paradise nursery and any of our experienced landscape professionals will be glad to help. We can do it all and have on-site design services as well as the best selection of premium quality specimens growing right here in our local climate!

  • Also known as Firecracker Plant, Coral Plant, Fountainbush, Coralblow
  • They are sometimes called the Firecracker plant because they can have a look of a vibrant fireworks display when in bloom
  • Hummingbirds and butterflies love this popular nectar plant
  • It grows in a graceful mound form that resembles a fountain, hence its common name
  • A showy drought tolerant plant that’s an excellent choice for a low water use landscape


Small to medium shrub with graceful, flowing branches that grow from the ground like a grass

Bright coral red trumpet-shaped blooms cover the tips of the branches in waves.

Tolerates and thrives in a wide range of soil conditions

Beautiful accent for gardens, rock settings, beds and pots