• Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 3m

Pyracantha Saphyr Rouge ('Cadrou')

firethorn ( syn. Saphyr Red )

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit Perfect for pollinators
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2 litre pot £22.99 £11.49
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  • Position: Full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: Moderately fertile, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: Average
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy

'Saphyr Rouge' is a compact evergreen shrub known for its abundant red-orange berries in autumn. This upright cultivar with later spreading branches features dark green glossy foliage, thorns along its arching branches, and flat clusters of small white flowers blooming in early summer. Primarily valued for its showy fruit display, it serves as a versatile plant, suitable for use as a specimen shrub, espalier wall shrub, or informal hedge. Its spiny nature adds to its effectiveness as a barrier plant.

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  • Garden care:
    When planting incorporate plenty of well-rotted organic matter into 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.
    • Humans/Pets: Fruit are ornamental - not to be eaten
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