Firethorn

Pyracantha 'Saphyr Orange'

Firethorn - Pyracantha  'Saphyr Orange'

Common Name: Firethorn
Genus: Pyracantha
Cultivar: 'Saphyr Orange'

The word Pyracantha is derived from the Latin Pyro for fire and acantho meaning thorn; a reference to the spiny branches.

Category: Climbers & Wall Shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes a good hedge, Has interesting/colourful ornamental fruit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 4.00 m (400 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 3.00 m (300 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other Features: Bright orange-red berries

Upright later spreading evergreen shrub with dark green leaves spiny branches and bunches of small white flowers in late spring. These are followed by a profusion of bright orange-red berries in autumn. It is for these showy berries that it is grown providing colour in the garden when there is little else. It can be grown as a free-standing shrub against a wall or as a hedge.

Garden Care: When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. Prune hedges in early to mid-summer. In early spring trim out misplaced or crossing branches on free-standing shrubs. Tie in any shoots to extend the framework of wall shrubs and shorten branches to about 2 or 3 leaves from the base after flowering to expose the berries.


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