The Pyracantha (Pyracantha Coccinea), also known as firethorn, is an effective impenetrable evergreen hedging plant with a gorgeous amount of coloured berries to accompany the green leaves. We stock a variety of pyracantha plants throughout the year, including; Pyracantha Mohave, Pyracantha Orange Glow, Pyracantha Red Column and Pyracantha Soleil Dor.
These hedges are great for security, as no one can get through them due to their prickliness. As well as this, they are pleasing to look at thanks to their pretty flowers in the spring/summer and colourful berries in the autumn, also helping to feed and to shelter wildlife. The berries are not poisonous to eat for humans but do taste bitter if uncooked. The berries can be turned into jelly.
The hedge can grow up to ten feet and are classed as a hardy plant, being able to grow in most soils with full sunlight or partial shade. However, it does prefer being planted in well drained and fertile soil. They grow well on trellis and around frames, as well as on their own as a hedge. It is a low maintenance shrub but does require pruning, although it is suggested not to prune away too much of last years growth. For hedges of four to nine foot, it is recommended to plant the shrub 3-4 plants per metre.
Take a look at our range of Pyracantha plants below. Should you have any questions or require any advice before making a purchase then please do not hesitate to get in touch with one of our specialist team members on 01580 765600, or take a look at our contact page.
Pyracantha Orange Glow makes an excellent prickly evergreen security hedge but is also very attractive with the white flowers appearing in June followed by orange berries.
Pyracantha Red Column is an attractive but thorny evergreen shrub with white flowers in June followed by bright red berries. It makes a very effective impenetrable barrier.
Another colourful display this time with yellow berries from this much to offer plant. As with all Pyracantha a superb security hedge. Fast growing at 30-60cm per year.
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