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Pyracantha rogersiana (Asian firethorn)

Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
4m
Max spread
Time to maturity
10-20 years
To maturity
Toxic - The seeds may cause mild stomach upsets if ingested.
Low
Toxicity

Botanical name: Pyracantha rogersiana

Other names: Asian firethorn

Genus: Pyracantha

Species: P. rogersiana - P. rogersiana is a large, fast-growing, thorny evergreen shrub with clusters of small, creamy-white flowers followed by orange-red berries in autumn.


Pyracantha rogersiana is: Evergreen

Flower: White in Summer

Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons

Habit: Bushy, Compact

Toxicity: The seeds may cause mild stomach upsets if ingested.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Brown scale , Caterpillars , Leaf mining moths , Woolly aphid

Specific diseases: Fireblight , Pyracantha scab

General care

Pruning: Remove old fruit trusses in spring.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Semi-hardwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Pyracantha rogersiana (Asian firethorn) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses: City, Wallside and trellises, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Resistant to pollution

Cultivation: Plant in fertile, well-drained soil in sun or part shade. In frost-prone areas, shelter from cold, drying winds. Tolerates air pollution.

Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered, Exposed

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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