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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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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?


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.