Pyracantha coccinea

Botanical Name: Pyracantha coccinea

Phonetic: py-ra-KAN-tha kok-SIN-ee-uh

Common Name(s): Scarlet Firethorn

Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Europe, southwestern Asia
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Glossy green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Soft
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring/May
Flower Color(s): White

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 6-9
Climate Zone(s): 
Growth Rate: Fast               
Height: 6-18 Feet
Spread: 6-18 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Might be susceptible to fireblight and scale
Soil: Can tolerate clay soils

Features: Low maintenance, has thorns, attractive flowers in spring and very attractive orange-red berries in fall into winter, drought tolerant
Uses: Informal hedge, barrier plant, espalier on walls, trellises

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