Pyracantha Red Column 2 Litre 100/125cm
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Pyracantha 'Red Column' 2 litre: Firethorn is an upright, dense and prickly arrangement, living up to its evocative name with a mass of bright red berries borne in autumn after profuse clusters of white flowers in summer. Pyracantha foliage is tiny and dark green. Excellent for impenetrable hedging or as a wall plant. It is an excellent versatile shrub for planting in a variety of ways although it is probably best used to create a dense evergreen hedge or trained to cover a wall. Pyracantha produces fragrant white flowers in Late April - June followed by red yellow or orange berries depending on your chosen colour its also a great plant for attracting wildlife into your garden particularly during the winter where birds like to feed on the berries or nest amongst the evergreen branches they are easy to grow and require very little maintenance.
What to expect: Your plants will arrive with an actual plant size of 100/125cm. Planted in a 2 litre/17cm Pot.
Planting Position: Full sun through to partial shade either against a wall to create a climbing hedge or a standalone bush.
Soil: Suitable for any type of moderate fertile soil including very dry through to heavy clay as long as it is not prone to becoming waterlogged.
Suitable for container planting: Possible but not an ideal scenario.
Eventual height and spread: 4 Metres with a 4 Metre spread.
Growth Speed: Relatively quick Growth habit: Upright, spreading
Flowering Period: Early spring through to mid-summer. With red berries in autumn Pruning: New growth appears mainly on shoots from the previous year, so it is advisable when pruning to retain as much of the old wood as possible, also responds well to heavy pruning where it has become overgrown and untrained. If you choose to have it as a freestanding shrub only dead or damaged shoots
Foliage: Dark green leaves, with white flowers during early spring and summer and red berries during Autumn
Before planting prepare your soil with some fertiliser this will help to help get the plants established. Watering will be required whilst the plants become established, but once they are this will seldom be required, except like most plants in the garden during very dry spells. Feed in early winter with a general purpose fertiliser. This plant has no special requirement during the winter months. If your desired intention is to create a hedge or cover a wall we recommend planting at intervals of approximately 50cm.