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Pyracantha coccinea/Pyracantha

Pyracantha coccinea / Pyracantha coccinea
A large pyracantha growing out of control in full bloom
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A large pyracantha growing out of control in full bloom

A handsome cascading mass of fall berries

Branches laden with berries

Close-up of fruit

Street planting

Large specimen shrub in late autumn

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Scientific Name: Pyracantha coccinea
Common Name: Pyracantha
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants that Attract Birds
Shrubs, Fruiting
Comments: Bright orange-red round, apple-like berries are very conspicuous and persist into and through winter. They are eaten by several species of birds and have been used in making jelly. Used for espalier, screening, barrier planting and specimen plant. This pyracantha has drought tolerance. It and most other pyracanthas are sujbect to fire blight and scab.