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PlantFiles: Firethorn
Pyracantha 'Red Column'

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

Category:
Shrubs

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
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)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

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

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Todd_Boland On Nov 26, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This bright-red fruited firethorn has a distinct upright habit. It can reach to 9 feet with support. Disease resistant and claimed to be good for shade.

Regional...

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

Milledgeville, Georgia
Worthville, Kentucky



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