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Pyracantha rogersiana (Asian firethorn)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Pyracantha rogersiana

Other names

Asian firethorn

Genus

Pyracantha 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

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Toxicity

The seeds may cause mild stomach upsets if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

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 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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Botanical name

Pyracantha rogersiana

Other names

Asian firethorn

Genus

Pyracantha 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.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Toxicity

The seeds may cause mild stomach upsets if ingested.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


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 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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