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Pyracantha rogersiana 'Flava'
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yellow Asian firethorn

'Flava' is a large, arching evergreen shrub with glossy dark green, narrowly oblong leaves and clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by small, bright yellow berries

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer Green Yellow
Autumn Green Yellow
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Potentially harmful
The seeds may cause mild stomach upsets if ingested. Wear gloves and wash hands after handling
Genus

Pyracantha are evergreen shrubs or small trees, with spiny branches bearing simple leaves and corymbs of small white flowers followed by showy red, orange or yellow berries

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in fertile soil in sun or partial shade. Tolerant of pollution

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings from late-spring onwards

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Hedging and screens
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Can get aphids, woolly aphid, caterpillars, brown scale and leaf-mining moths

Diseases

May be affected by fireblight and scab

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