Yukon Belle® Pyracantha
Pyracantha angustifolia 'Monon'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||py-ra-KAN-tha an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh|
|Lore||As a member of the same family as apples, pyracantha berries are quite similar albiet smaller. They're edible, although not particularly tasty and have been used to make jelly and even home made wine.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide, in natural form.|
|Bloom Time||Spring flowers, followed by bright fall berries.|
|Design Ideas||Use this handsome shrub services primarily as hedging material in areas of difficult climates. It's naturally thorny branches make it a valuable security barrier against intruders and larger animals. Use it for perimeters or as a visual barrier in sideyards. Abundance of bright berries are relished by birds so plants serve a valuable role in habitat gardens. Tolerance of shearing takes on a more formal hedge and plants are highly adaptable to flat wall espalier in the traditional French method. Also well suited to gardens of crafters and flower arrangers who use with winter berries for decorating.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Container, Espalier, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Topiary, Windbreak, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Fall Color, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Highly Ornamental Berries|
Grows easily in average, well-drained soil with medium to slightly dry moisture levels. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, prune annually to shape.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 8