Pyracantha Red (Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Column’) is the ideal shrub to plant for impenetrable security as it forms a very dense, prickly hedge. During the summer it produces clouds of bright white flowers, followed by eye-catching clusters of red berries in the autumn, which provide food to the birds during colder months.

Commonly known as Firethorn, Pyracantha Red (Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Column’) is great for dense hedging or screening, and can also be trained against a wall, fence or trellis, due to its climbing nature.

A fast growing hedging plant, Pyracantha Red (Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Column’) will typically grow 30cm to 60cm per year, and has an ultimate height and spread of 4 metres. It can take Pyracantha Red up to 20 years to reach its ultimate height and spread. When growing Pyracantha Red (Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Column’) it will thrive in any reasonable soil in full sun or partial shade, and is tolerant of shady sites.

Our Pyracantha Red (Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Column’) comes from our family run nursery in Kent, and is available in a range of sizes as pot grown plants. As pot grown plants they are available for planting all year round as there is no root disturbance. When planting Pyracantha Red (Pyracantha coccinea ‘Red Column’) as a hedge, we recommend planting 3 to 4 plants per metre, and trimming in mid-summer.

Planting your first Pyracantha Red? Then get in touch for further information or if you need advice on your new garden hedge.