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Estrellita Little Star™ Firecracker Bush

Proven Winners

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 18 - 24 Inches
  • Mature Spread 18 - 24 Inches
  • Growing Zones 8 - 10
  • Use As A Filler In Containers

The bright blooms of the Estrellita Little Star Firecracker Bush or Russelia equisetiformis add a pop of vibrant color to an outdoor space. Flowers grow in clusters on top of tall stems, and the long trumpet-shaped blooms look like fireworks. The flowers are complemented by narrow, sword-shaped foliage. This beauty blooms all summer long for an intense burst of consistent color.

This plant is native to the southwestern portion of North America, and as a native plant, it is both drought and heat tolerant and requires very little care once established. The compact growth habit makes this stunner a great addition to beds, borders, or containers, creating a low hedge. Make sure to trim the blooms to use as cut flowers. The flowers attract pollinators like butterflies and hummingbirds. Firecracker Bush grows as a perennial in USDA growing zones 8 through 10. This plant can be grown as an annual in cold climates or brought indoors for the winter.

Estrellita Little Star™ Firecracker Bush Care

Plenty of sunlight is necessary to help the Firecracker Bush continue to bloom. This plant can live in areas with full or partial sun, but the more light, the better. Mature plants are drought-tolerant, but water whenever the top several inches of the soil dry out to support healthy growth and consistent flower production. Soil should be well-draining and acidic.

Prune the plant in late winter or early spring before new growth appears. You can deadhead the plant to maintain a neat appearance, but this bush will continue to bloom without removing spent flowers. Feed your Firecracker Bush every other week spring through fall using a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.

Estrellita Little Star™ Firecracker Bush Spacing

A mature Estrellita Little Star Firecracker Bush will be 1.5 to 2 feet tall and wide, so it maintains a relatively compact size. Plant this bush 2 feet apart from other plants if you want to create a uniform border or hedge or space the plants further apart for a more spread-out look. A large container is enough space for one Firecracker Bush.

Estrellita Little Star™ Firecracker Bush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 8 - 10
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 18 - 24 Inches
Mature Spread: 18 - 24 Inches
Spacing: 18 - 24 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Orange
Flower Description: Reddish Orange
Bloom Period: Spring To Fall
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Bright Green
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Hummingbirds
Container Role: Filler
Uses: Borders, Containers, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Cut Flowers, Deadheading Not Necessary, Low Maintenance, Native to North America, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: Estrellita Little Star™ Firecracker Bush
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Bouvardia x 'WINBUESLST' USPPAF

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

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    Posted by Connie Pollard on Sep 27th 2022

    Just received this recently, but it is a small, healthy plant & is already growing rapidly in its original pot. I intend to transplant it to a little larger pot that can be somewhat protected during the coming winter, & move it into a permanent pot in the spring. It will replace a plant the hummers loved that only bloomed in early spring. Hopefully they will love the Estrellita more since it will bloom all summer.