A much more unusual variety that is just as prickly, with small cream and green variegated leaves, often with hues of pink during colder spells of weather. White flowers in June develop into colourful orange-red berries later in the season contrasting well against the multicoloured foliage display.
Pyracantha sparkler is smaller than other varieties, growing slowly to 2 metres. This makes a colourful wall shrub or for a splash of year round colour in beds and borders. Pyracantha sparkler is tough and shade tolerant so are useful for cheering up darker corners of the garden too. This would also make an interesting and very prickly security hedge, although it is a slower growing one, so if you need a faster grower do take a look at our other varieties of Pyracantha hedging plants.
Try dotting a few of these amongst ground cover plants if you need to keep unwanted visitors off your plot, effective and colourful security planting!
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Pyracantha Sparkler shrubs and hedges should be trimmed in late Winter, this will keep them in good order and allow a full flush of flowers to develop into a colourful display of berries by Autumn, popular with birds as the temperature drop.
Pyracantha is an easy shrub to grow, they do well in all soil types and grow in sun or moderate shade
How to grow Pyracantha Sparkler
Position: Sun, partial and moderate shade
Foliage: Evergreen shrub, leaves stay on the shrub all year.
Soil and site: Any well drained soil.
Flowering time: Early summer
Growth rate: moderate
Ultimate height and spread 200cm high x 250cm wide.
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Trim or prune in late winter