Pyracantha coccinea (Firethorn or Pyracantha)

This dense, thorny shrub is a great candidate for use as a hedge, screen or barrier planting. It has creamy, white flowers in May or June, and produces heavy crops of orange-red berries in September-October. It needs a site with full sun to part shade, well-drained soil, once-a-week watering and winter mulch to protect roots from extreme cold. Flowers and fruit on last year’s wood. This variety grows 8-10 ft. tall by 8 ft. wide. Not bothered by rabbits, squirrels or deer.

  • ‘Lalandei’ — 8 ft. tall by 8 ft. wide; orange berries
  • ‘Lowboy’ — 4 ft. tall by 4 ft. wide;  orange berries; low and spreading
Category:  Shrubs
Water Use:  Low
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Height x Spread:  4-10 ft. x 4-10 ft.
Native:  No
Color:  White
Bees:  Yes
Birds:  Yes
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  No
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Soil:  Salt-tolerant
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Spring