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This upright evergreen shrub has thorny stems and bears shiny green leaves. In late spring it produces clusters of white flowers that develop into large clusters of orange-red berries in autumn
Generally not harvested.
Take semi-hardwood cuttings.
Attracts useful insects
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Clay, Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
This low maintenance shrub can be used for hedging or screens. It is drought tolerant once established and can be grown along walls & trellises. Pollution resistant it is a good choice for roadside borders in urban settings.
Can be attacked by aphids, brown scale, caterpillars, Leaf mining moths & woolly aphids, ti can also suffer from fire-blight & Pyracantha scab.