How many red flowering bushes do you know? Whether there are few (or none) or, on the contrary, there are several, I recommend you pay attention to what I am going to present to you next. And it is that these are very beautiful plants, whose flowers attract a lot of attention.
In addition, they can serve as a hedge, to create areas of interest species, or even to embellish your terrace or balcony. And do you know what is the most interesting? That there are many that withstand both heat and cold.
Table of Contents
- 1 Azalea (Rhododendron japonicum)
- 2 Camellia (Camellia japonica)
- 3 False red-flowered chestnut (Aesculus pavia)
- 4 Fuchsia (Fuchsia magellanica)
- 5 Lantana (Lantana camara 'Bandana Red')
- 6 Pipe cleaner (Callistemon citrinus)
- 7 Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense var rubrum)
- 8 Japanese Quince (Chaenomeles japonica)
- 9 China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
- 10 Rose bush (Rosa sp)
Azalea (rhododendron japonicum)
La azalea It is a small evergreen shrub that reaches a height of about 30-50 centimeters normally, but can reach a meter. These leaves are very small, about 2 centimeters long by less than 1 centimeter wide, and dark green on the upper side. It blooms in spring, and it does so by producing flowers of different colors such as white, pink or red..
It is a species that needs to grow in acid soils, that is, in ones with a pH whose degree of alkalinity is between 4 and 6. If it is going to be in a pot, it is highly recommended to plant it in one with a substrate for acid plants. It resists mild frosts, down to -2ºC.
Camellia (Camellia japonica)
La camellia It is an evergreen plant whose foliage is green and somewhat leathery. This contrasts nicely with the color of its flowers, which can be pink, red or, on rare occasions, white. It blooms in spring, and it must be said that they are relatively large since they have a diameter of about 5 centimeters.
We are talking about a slow-growing shrub or small tree that can reach a maximum height of 6 meters and needs acidic soil to grow. Therefore, we should not plant it in clay soil. Withstands cold and light frost, but if the temperature drops below -4ºC, it is best to protect it at home.
False chestnut with red flower (Aesculus pavia)
El red-flowered false chestnut It is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can reach a maximum height of 8 meters. Its leaves are palmate, composed of 5-7 green leaflets. Its flowers bloom in spring, and they do so by forming a reddish terminal inflorescence.
It is a very interesting plant to plant in gardens where the climate is temperate, since it does not like high temperatures too much. Also, it is important to add that does not support drought, but it does not fear strong frosts of up to -18ºC.
Fuchsia (magellanic fuchsia)
La fuchsia It is a small evergreen shrub that reaches a height of about 2 meters. blooms in spring and summer. These flowers are hanging, red and lilac.. Its branches draw a lot of attention, since they are very thin, measuring just under a centimeter thick, and they are also dark red.
It is a very beautiful plant, ideal to have in areas with filtered sun or shade. It is also interesting to say that it resists frosts down to -18ºC.
lanthanum (Lantana camara 'Bandana Red')
La lantana, also called the Spanish flag even though it is native to Central and South America, and not Spain, It is a deciduous shrub that reaches about 2-2,5 meters in height.. It has green and ovate leaves, up to 12 centimeters long, and are green in color.
In addition, blooms for several months of the year if the weather is warm, producing flowers of very different colors: yellow, white, orange, pink and of course red. It resists light frosts down to -2ºC.
Pipe cleaners (Callistemon citrinus)
The pipe cleaner or brush tree It is an evergreen shrub that has the shape of a small tree. As usual, does not exceed 3-4 meters in height, but sometimes it can reach 10 meters. However, if you want to keep it small, you have the option of pruning it in late winter.
Its flowers, which are shaped like pipe cleaners, are red and appear on some branches throughout the spring. They can measure up to 10 centimeters in length by about 5 centimeters in diameter, and the good thing about them is that they last for several days. The plant resists up to -4ºC, as well as heat.
Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense var rubrum)
The loropetalo is an evergreen shrub that reaches a height of about 2 meters. The leaves are oval, lilac or dark red, and in spring it blooms. Its flowers are dark pink-reddish, very striking.
It should be placed in partial shade, since it does not like direct sun too much. Also, you should keep in mind that withstands frosts down to -18ºC.
Japanese quince (Chaenomeles japonica)
El Japanese quince It is a deciduous shrub that reaches a height of about 60 centimeters, and develops thorny branches. Its flowers are red, about 2-3 centimeters in diameter, and sprout before the foliage does., at the end of winter.
It is not a demanding plant, since it grows in almost any type of soil and does well in full sun. Likewise, it is interesting to say that its fruits are edible, and resists frost down to -18ºC.
China rose (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis)
La china rose o Hibiscus is a shrub that, depending on the variety and the climate, can look evergreen or lose its leaves in winter. It reaches a height of about 2 meters at most, and develops bright green leaves. Its flowers are large, about 4 centimeters in diameter, and can be red, but also orange, pink or even bicolor. The negative part is that they close the same day, but since they produce a lot in spring and summer, this isn't really a problem.
It is a bush that has to be in a sunny place, protected from strong frosts. Holds up to -2ºC.
Rose bush (Rosa sp)
El rosebush It is a thorny deciduous shrub that is often planted in gardens, and grown in pots. Depending on the variety, it can reach 1-1,5 meters in height, and develop branches of 1,5 centimeters thick more or less, with thick thorns of one centimeter. Its flowers bloom for much of the year, and as you know, they can be white, yellow, pink, orange, and even red.
It supports the cold wonderfully, and it is not afraid of frost or snowfall. In fact, resists up to -18ºC. And as long as he doesn't lack water, he can also withstand the heat.
Which of these bushes with red flowers do you think is the most beautiful?