• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Highly Ornamental Berries
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:py-ra-KAN-tha kohd-ZUM-ee-eye
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Evergreen
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
    Design IdeasUse this versatile shrub as an espalier against a wall, or leave it free standing to form its own fence. Its dark foliage and bright red berry clusters make a fine addition to the mixed border or wildlife garden . Plant several to form an informal screen or security barrier.
    Companion PlantsPampas Grass (Cortederia); Weigela (Weigela); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Chokeberry (Aronia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide average, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    Pyracantha is part of the Rosaceae family and is native to southeastern Europe over to southeastern Asia. P. koidzumii is specific to Taiwan where it is threatened by habitat loss. Victory is a selection of P. koidzumii, and not hybridized from other species. Pyracantha berries are not poisonous. They are extremely bitter to human taste, but are a favorite amongst a variety of birds.

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