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Pyracantha 'Mohave'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pyracantha (py-ra-KAN-tha) (Info)
Cultivar: Mohave

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10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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2 neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Kwanzon On Aug 23, 2005, Kwanzon from Milford, PA (Zone 6a) wrote:

Blackening of leaves and stems is a bacterial disease. Its called fireblight. prune out the blighted areas far below the affected area. Disenfect the shears, pruners, etc with rubbing alcohol.

Neutral homerwells On Sep 29, 2003, homerwells from Hilton Head Island, SC (Zone 9a) wrote:

i started mine from a one gallon size and it has grown over 6feet tall. this year it looks so sick with a black mold and is dropping all of its leaves. what to do?

Positive dashnj On Aug 26, 2003, dashnj from Mullica Hill, NJ wrote:

This plant can not be harmed! It grows very quickly and works very well to fill a large space. Pretty blooms in the spring and beautiful orange berries in the fall make this plant look nice all year long.

If you like no-brainer care, this is for you.


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

Ridgecrest, California
Wilmington, Delaware
Hughesville, Maryland
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Aurora, Missouri
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Floral Park, New York
Cincinnati, Ohio
Florence, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
North Augusta, South Carolina
Summerville, South Carolina
San Antonio, Texas
Richmond, Virginia
Springfield, Virginia

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