Firethorn

Pyracantha 'Saphyr Rouge' (syn. 'Saphyr Red')

Firethorn  - Pyracantha  'Saphyr Rouge' (syn. 'Saphyr Red')

Common Name: Firethorn
Genus: Pyracantha
Cultivar: 'Saphyr Rouge' (syn. 'Saphyr Red')

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 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 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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