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Pyracantha spp.

Pyracantha spp.

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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.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Summer
Fruiting time
Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested

Propagation

Cuttings
Semi Hardwood cuttings can be taken in late summer/early autumn.

Special features

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Notes
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.

Personality

Family
Rosaceae
Flower colour
Red, Yellow, Orange
Scent
None

Problems

Can also suffer from Brown Scale, Caterpillars, Fireblight & Pyracantha scab

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