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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.
Generally not harvested
Semi Hardwood cuttings can be taken in late summer/early autumn.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
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.
Red, Yellow, Orange
Can also suffer from Brown Scale, Caterpillars, Fireblight & Pyracantha scab