Firethorn
Pyracantha crenulata

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pyracantha (py-ra-KAN-tha) (Info)
Species: crenulata (kren-yoo-LAY-ta) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Smooth-Textured

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

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

Brooksville, Florida

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 7, 2012, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

The firethorns make up a small genus of seven species of spiny, evergreen shrubs that are natives of southeast Europe, East and West Asia, and the Himalayas. They are grown for their dense habit, their flowers and their showy fruits, and are ideal as a shrub border, hedging, screening, and can be trained against a wall or fence.
They prefer any well drained soil, and flower and fruit best in full sun. Though pruning is not essential, they can be cut back in spring to restrict growth.