Pyracantha

Pyracantha spp.

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A genus of large, thorny evergreen shrubs in the family Rosaceae. They have serrated leaf margins and numerous thorns and are native to an area extending from Southwest Europe east to Southeast Asia.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Cuttings

Semi Hardwood cuttings can be taken in late summer/early autumn.

Special features

Attracts birds

Hedge plant

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Notes

A low maintenance shrub that can be planted in wall side borders, grown up trellis or as hedges/screens to form a prickly security barrier. It is also resistant to pollution, drought & deer.

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

Red, Yellow, Orange

Scent

None

Problems

Can also suffer from Brown Scale, Caterpillars, Fireblight & Pyracantha scab

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