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firethorn 'Orange Glow'
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
'Orange Glow' is a large, strong-growing, spiny evergreen shrub of upright habit, with oblong, glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of small, white flowers in early summer are followed by long-lasting, bright orange berries
Toxicity The seeds may cause mild stomach upsets if ingested
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Loam, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Time to ultimate height
Easy to grow in fertile soil in sun or partial shade. Tolerant of pollution
Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings from late-spring onwards
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Drought Resistant Low Maintenance Hedging & Screens Wall-side Borders
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Can get aphids, woolly aphid, caterpillars, brown scale and leaf-mining moths
May be affected by fireblight and scab
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