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  • firethorn (syn. Saphyr Red)
  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Pyracantha Saphyr Rouge ('Cadrou') (PBR)

firethorn (syn. Saphyr Red)

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
2 litre pot £17.99
2 litre pot £17.99
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  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Upright, later spreading, evergreen shrub with dark green leaves, spiny branches and bunches of small white flowers in late spring. These are followed by a profusion of bright orange-red berries in autumn. It is for these showy berries that it is grown, providing colour in the garden when there is little else. It can be grown as a free-standing shrub, against a wall or as a hedge.

  • Garden care: When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter in to the planting hole. Prune hedges in early to mid-summer. In early spring, trim out misplaced or crossing branches on free-standing shrubs. Tie in any shoots to extend the framework of wall shrubs, and shorten branches to about 2 or 3 leaves from the base after flowering to expose the berries.
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