Common Name: pyracantha
Origin/Ecology: Native to Europe, South Asia/India
Habit: Irregular, round, spreading
Leaves: Simple, soft flexible, pinnate venation, glabrous, lustrous, elliptic, lanceolate, oblanceolate, obovate. Dark green and shiny.
Leaf Arrangement: alternate
Flowers and Fruit: Corymbs, white, Apr-May. Pomes, orange, red, Aug-Sept (persistent).
Bark: Smooth, brown, thorns 3-4 cm long.
Water Use, Soil: Moderate water use, rocky or gravelly, well-drained.
Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
Landscape Uses: Container planting, espalier, mixed shrub border, screening, security/barrier, specimen plant, wildlife food.
Limitations: Dieback, root rot, scale insects.
Other Features: Not invasive, looks great against brick walls.