Red Elf Pyracantha
Red Elf Pyracantha
Pyracantha x 'Monelf'Item #6860 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 9
An attractive, compact, rounded shrub that displays bright red berries throughout fall and winter, against glossy, dark, evergreen foliage. A good selection for containers. Excellent as a low hedge or divider, and a stunning choice for espalier on a low wall. A disease resistant variety.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Fast growing; reaches only 2 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:py-ra-KAN-thaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:EvergreenGrowth habit:Compact, RoundedGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast growing; reaches only 2 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Bird Friendly, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Improved Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Spring flowers, followed by bright fall berries.Flower color:WhiteDesign IdeasThis Pyracantha looks beautiful espaliered on a low wall. Left natural, it makes a great divider in the garden or a low hedge. As a specimen, it anchors a featured winter spot with its bright red berries. Also makes an excellent container plant to brighten sunny porches, entranceways and decks.Companion PlantsPampas Grass (Cortederia); Weigela (Weigela); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Chokeberry (Aronia)
- CareCare InformationGrows easily in most average, well-drained soils. 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:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.