Scarlet firethorn,Buisson ardent,Egyptian Thorn,Everlasting Thorn,Fire Bush,Scarlet Pyracantha
Plants: crowns spreading, 10–60 dm. Stems: young twigs gray-hairy, glabrescent later. Leaves: stipules 4–8 mm; petiole 2–5 mm; blade elliptic or ovate to lanceolate or oblanceolate, 2–4 × 0.7–1.5 cm, base cuneate, margins finely crenulate-serrulate, apex acute, rarely obtuse, abaxial surface slightly hairy when young, glabrescent, adaxial glabrous. Inflorescences 3–4 cm diam.; bracteoles in distal axils 4–10 × 3–4 mm. Pedicels 3–10 mm, with coarse pale hairs. Flowers 6–8 mm diam.; hypanthium finely hairy; sepals triangular, 1.5–2 mm, apex acute; petals suborbiculate, 3–5 mm, apex rounded. Pomes bright red, 5–8 mm diam.; pedicels 5–12 mm. 2n = 34 (Europe).
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Pyracantha - Firethorns
Spring, Summer, Mar, Apr, May, Jun
Flowers are white, foetid, and less than an inch in size. They persist into winter. Inflorescence is a corymb on spurs of last year's growth that are 1-1.5" in size.
Fruits are showy orange-red globose berries that are less than an inch in size, attract birds, and persist into winter., Pomes bright red.
How to Grow
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day), Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)