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Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' (Red Firethorn)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
3m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'

Other names

Pyracantha 'Red Column', Red Firethorn

Genus

Pyracantha Pyracantha

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Column' _ 'Red Column' is an upright, dense, thorny, evergreen shrub with small, ovate to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and clusters of white flowers in summer followed by bright red berries in autumn and winter.


Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Dense, Upright

Toxicity

The seeds may cause mild stomach upsets if ingested.

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Brown scale , Caterpillars , Leaf mining moths , Woolly aphid Aphids , Brown scale , Caterpillars , Leaf mining moths , Woolly aphid

Fireblight , Pyracantha scab Fireblight , Pyracantha scab

General care

Pruning

Remove old fruit trusses in spring.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' (Red Firethorn) will reach a height of 3m 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

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'

Other names

Pyracantha 'Red Column', Red Firethorn

Genus

Pyracantha Pyracantha

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Column' _ 'Red Column' is an upright, dense, thorny, evergreen shrub with small, ovate to lance-shaped, dark green leaves and clusters of white flowers in summer followed by bright red berries in autumn and winter.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Dense, Upright

Toxicity

The seeds may cause mild stomach upsets if ingested.


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

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.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' (Red Firethorn) will reach a height of 3m 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

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' (Red Firethorn)

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' (Red Firethorn)

Common pest name

Lance nematode; Nematode; Lance

Scientific pest name

Hoplolaimus spp.

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Nematode species potentially affecting a wide variety of crops; prohibition of soil likely to mitigate risk substantially; keep under review in light of interceptions or findings should they occur in the EU.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' (Red Firethorn)

Common pest name

Japanese long scale; Japanese maple scale; Long scale; Japanese; Pear white scale

Scientific pest name

Lopholeucaspis japonica

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Regulated only on Citrus at present; regulation on other hosts needs to be considered. Only likely to be a pest under glass in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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