Kane Landscapes

Pyracantha – Plant of the Week

Pyracantha is an evergreen shrub that is cherished for its spectacular fall and winter display of fruits. It has the ability to withstand dry conditions. In the spring, clusters of small flowers will bloom. The berries will begin to change in the fall, their color going from green to shades of red, orange, or yellow. These berries persist through winter and into early spring depending on climate and the appetite of the local bird population. If kept in shady areas the berries will be understated, but in full sun light the berries will be plentiful.  There are varieties available that differ in size, berry color, and uprightness in form, these plants can get up to eighteen feet tall, but more typically stay in the four to twelve foot range with equal spread. Beware, however, this is a thorny plant.

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