Firethorn is a common name for any of several species from the genus Pyracantha, also commonly known as simply Pyracantha. Some other common names for Pyracantha are specific to a particular species of Pyracantha, such as Chinese Firethorn for Pyracantha fortuneana, Formosa Firethorn for Pyracantha koidzumii, Giggs Firethorn for Pyracantha atalantioides, Nepalese Firethorn for Pyracantha crenulata, Narrowleaf Firethorn for Pyracantha angustifolia, and Scarlet Firethorn for Pyracantha coccinea.
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Extension: Scab blackens berries on pyracantha bush
Q: Why do the berries on my pyracantha bush turn black each year? What is causing this and what can I do? Answer: Pyracantha is sometimes affected by a disease know as pyracantha scab. The leaves get brown spots, and some may turn yellow and drop ... Winston-Salem Journal [ story ]
Create a Head-High Hedge
Victory Pyracantha is another old-fashioned plant perfectly suited for an eight-foot high hedge. White flowers in spring become orange berries the birds dearly love. Thick glossy green leaves are small and surprisingly hard on this the fastest growing ... Prescott eNews [ story ]
Classic autumn shrubs include Pyracantha and Cotoneaster, both with bright, bold berries. Pyracantha is ideal for training up a shady wall (it will need support so give it a trellis to get it started), and berries come in various shades of oranges ... Burton Mail [ story ]