Growing guide

How to grow pyracantha

Also known as firethorn, due to its flame-coloured berries and prickly stems, this is a beautiful, easy-going, wildlife-friendly shrub suitable for most gardens. Grown as hedging, a free-standing shrub or trained against a wall, it provides colour across the seasons, with white blossom in spring, dense green foliage, and a bounty of vibrant berries in a choice of yellows, oranges or reds.

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