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Woodfordia fruticosa,Fire Flame Bush

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Common name:
Fire Flame Bush
Regional name:
Marathi - Dhayti, Phulsatti, Hindi - Dawi, Bengali - Dhai, Gujarati - Dhawadina, Kannada - Tamrapushpi, Malayalam - Tatire, Sanskrit - Dhataki, Tamil - Velakkai, Telugu - Jargi
Shrubs, Medicinal Plants
Lythraceae or Mehendi family
Sun growing, Semi shade
Normal, Can tolerate less, Can tolerate more
Primarily grown for:
Flowering season:
March, April, May, June
Flower or Inflorescence color:
Orange, Red
Foliage color:
Plant Height or length:
2 to 4 meters
Plant Spread or Width:
2 to 4 meters
Plant Form:
Spreading, Upright or Erect
Special Character:
  • Indigenous (native to India)
  • Good for screening
  • Good for Hedges and Borders
  • Suitable for road median planting

Plant Description:

- The fire flame bush is a very common shrub which grows to a height of 3.6 meters and is found in the hilly regions of India.
- The brown bark has fibres peeling off from the hairy stem.
- The stalkless, ovate lanceolate leaves are placed opposite to each other and sometimes in whorls of three arising at the nodes.
- The small, red, bell shaped flowers aries from the axils of the leaves and along the stems.
- The capsule is membranous and the seed are brown in colour.
- Useful for leucorrhoea, menorrhagia and toothache.
- Useful in hemorrhoids and derangements of the liver.
- Useful in dysentery and diarrhoea.
- Parts used - the bark and flowers

Growing tips:

- Plants are not planted as an ornamental - but should be.
- Will grow best in slightly acidic and well drained soils.