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Scientific Name: Pyracantha fortuneana
Pronunciation: pye-ruh-KAN-thuh fore-TYOO-nee-eye
Common Name: Chinese firethorn
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Leaves alternate, obovate-elliptic, serrulate, about 5 cm long x 1.5 cm wide; florets white, about 1 cm wide, 5 petals, in corymb-like cymes, pomes about 7 mm round or slightly flattened, red or orange.
Course(s): not used (off campus)

Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Irregular, Round
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:3 - 5m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe, South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Espalier, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Security/barrier, Specimen plant, Tall background, Wildlife food
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars show include P. 'Graberi'
Chinese firethorn
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Lanceolate, Oblanceolate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Crenate, Serrulate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Corymb
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May

Fruit Type: Pome
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Edible, seeds are toxic
Bark Morphology: Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey, Brown
Organ Modifications: Thorns

Propagation: Greenwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Dieback, Mites, Scale insects, Wilt,
(NCA) Not Currently Available : not used
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