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PlantFiles: Formosa Firethorn, Taiwan Firethorn
Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pyracantha (py-ra-KAN-tha) (Info)
Species: koidzumii (koyd-ZUM-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Santa Cruz

One vendor has this plant for sale.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive angele On Aug 1, 2008, angele wrote:

Purchased this shrub for the birds. Will provide both food and shelter. This cultivar is very thorny and should stay around 3' tall and spread about 6'. Can't wait for the berries to turn red.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Green Valley, Arizona
Henderson, Nevada
Elephant Butte, New Mexico

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