The bright green, leathery leaves make an attractive hedge whether the plants are clipped or not. The flowers are greenish-cream in June, and the red or orange berries persist for most of the winter. Trim in April, but do not clip too closely, otherwise flowers and berries will be sparse. 8 to 15 ft.

Pyracantha rogersiana and its yellow-berried form P. r. fructu-luteo are quick-growing plants if the ground is well prepared, and if rotted compost is forked into the top-soil for three or four years after planting. A temporary support such as a wire fence may be necessary to prevent damage by wind. Not hardy in the north of the British Isles. Plant 1 ft. high plants in September, October or April, 1-1/2 to 3 ft. apart.


Pyracantha-coccinea-berries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

16. November 2012 by Dave Pinkney
Categories: Boundaries - Hedging, Fencing, Gardening Ideas | Tags: , , | Comments Off on PYRACANTHA (FIRE THORN) as a Hedgeplant


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