10 years to reach maturity
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Pyracantha 'Orange Glow' is an evergreen shrub or small tree that is probably a cultivar of P. fortuneana. It has light to dark green glossy leaves, is strong-growing and has long spiny branches. Its tiny white flowers grow in large clusters all over the plant, making a stunning show in summer. These are followed in Autumn by all shades of orange, long-lasting berries. 'Orange Glow' is a large Pyracantha (also known as Firethorn). As a shrub of upright habit, it is often shown to good effect by training it up a sunny (or even North-facing) wall. It is tolerant of most soils, some shade and needs only light pruning. Plant it in a position with shelter from cold, drying winds. It is also drought resistant, low maintenance, attractive to pollinators and birds, and has earned an RHS Award of Garden Merit. What's not to like (apart from the thorns)?!
Common problems with Firethorn
How to propagate Firethorn
Semi-hardwood from late spring.
Special features of Firethorn
Attracts useful insects
The berries are a good source of winter food.