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Firethorn in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Pyracantha

 

Firethorn

Pyracantha is an evergreen, thorny shrub, also known as Firethorn. Useful as a hedging plant it has white flowers in Spring, followed by very colourful berries - yellow, orange or red - that give the shrub its common name of Firethorn. The berries provide colour all through Winter - if not eaten by birds!

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plant Features
  • Firethorn likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Firethorn likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Firethorn is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Firethorn likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
Similar plants are available to buy from 2 store(s) in the UK
 
plant information

Common name

Firethorn

Latin name

Pyracantha

type

Shrub

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.5 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Firethorn likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Firethorn is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Firethorn likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Firethorn likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
  •  
    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Firethorn is 3.00meters x 3.00meters 3.00 M 3.00 M

Pyracantha

Pyracantha is an evergreen, thorny shrub, also known as Firethorn. Useful as a hedging plant it has white flowers in Spring, followed by very colourful berries - yellow, orange or red - that give the shrub its common name of Firethorn. The berries provide colour all through Winter - if not eaten by birds!


Propagating by semi hardwood cuttings

From Mid Summer TO Mid Summer

Semi hardwood cuttings are taken from the current years growth from late summer to mid autumn the bottom of the cuttings is hard and soft on the top. With a sharp knife take a cutting of about 14 cms, remove lowest leaves, dip end into rooting hormone, and place round the edge of a pot filled with a suitable compost, water well, they must remain moist till rooted, place under glass but in semi shade.

 

Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Flowers appear in Spring, and are followed in late Summer by bright orange berries

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in full sun or partial shade.Plant is very thorny so wear gloves when planting.

 
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