Pruning - Pyracantha is very low maintenance but care must be taken when pruning so as not to remove too much of last years growth. 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. The ideal time to prune is when the plant is in flower to ensure the berries are best shown later in the year. If your pyracantha is to form a tight hedge in a particular shape then we suggest you prune 3 times a year.
Ideally planted in full sun to encourage berries, although they will be fine in partial sun. They can be planted in most soil conditions but thrive in fertile well drained soil. Before planting prepare your soil with some fertiliser this will help to get the plant 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 early winter with a general purpose fertiliser. This plant has no special requirement during the winter months.
Planting position - Full sun through to partial shade either against a wall to create a climbing hedge or a standalone bush
Suitable for Container planting - Yes the plants can be grown on trellis
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.
Eventual Height and Spread - 4 meters
Growth Speed - Relatively quickly Growth Habit - Upright, spreading.
Flowering Period - small white flowers late spring/summer followed by red berries through to Autumn.