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Pyracantha sp., Firethorn

Pyracantha sp.

Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Europe
USDA Zone: 5-8
Can be used for bonsaiLarge shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Landscapers love the firethorns for their fast rate of growth and ability to withstand drought and neglect. This shrub is covered in small white flowers in the spring, but the best feature of this shrub is the clusters of orange berries it has in the fall. Berries can be orange or red depending on the variety.

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping.

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