Red Elf™ Pyracantha

Pyracantha x 'Monelf'

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.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationpy-ra-KAN-tha
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches only 2 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring flowers, followed by bright fall berries.
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Rustic
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBarrier, Border, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden, Ground Cover
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Ornamental Berries, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsPampas Grass (Cortederia); Weigela (Weigela); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Chokeberry (Aronia)

Grows 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9

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