Scientific Name: Pyracantha coccinea Form: Irregular, Round
Common Name:pyracantha, scarlet firethorn Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:RosaceaeHabit: Spreading
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):3 - 5m x 4 - 5m
Origin: Europe, South Asia / India Hardiness Zone:Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Lustrous, Elliptic, Lanceolate, Oblanceolate, Obovate, Crenate, Serrulate
Flowers: Corymb, (Floriferous), White, Apr- May
Fruit: Pome, Orange, Red, Aug- Sep, (Persistent)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Container planting, Espalier, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Security/barrier, Specimen plant, Wildlife food
Key ID Features:Irregular shaped shrub, often trained to climb; leaves lanceolate, dark green and shiny; stem covered in thorns 3-4 cm long; inflorescence is corymb with white florets typical of Rosaceae; fruit orange-red, berry-like in clusters.