Yukon Belle® Pyracantha
Pyracantha angustifolia 'Monon'
Pronunciation: py-ra-KAN-tha an-gus-tee-FOH-lee-uh
|Description||A hardy evergreen to semi-evergreen shrub prized for its mid-winter color. Abundant white blooms backed by narrow, glossy, dark green foliage are followed by bright orange berries that persist into winter. A favorite nesting spot for birds. Perfect for use as a barrier hedge or screen.|
|Watering||Once established water deeply occasionally.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall, 6 to 8 ft. wide, in natural form.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Fast Growing, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Barrier, Border, Container, Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Windbreak, Suitable for Topiary|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Pampas Grass (Cortederia); Weigela (Weigela); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Chokeberry (Aronia)|
|Care||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.|
|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.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8
Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.