Wyatt Firethorn (Pyracantha coccinea 'Wyatti')

Wyatt Firethorn (Pyracantha coccinea 'Wyatti') (17780 bytes)     

Wyatt Firethorn (Pyracantha coccinea 'Wyatti')   This shrub is a vigorous grower, reaching heights of 10' to 12'. It prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade. Water needs are low and this is a good xeriscape plant. Drought tolerant once established. Can be planted in narrow spaces and grown as a barrier hedge, or espalier. Hardy to zone 5. Susceptible to fireblight but no serious pest problems.


shrub,firethorn,pyracantha foliage (4695 bytes) Foliage is oval and narrow, the deep green leaves tinged with burgundy in winter. They may be lost during harsh winters.
pyracantha firethorn blosssoms (5700 bytes) Flowers are small, white, malodorous and borne in clusters from May to June.
Wyatt Firethorn (Pyracantha coccinea 'Wyatti') fruit (8193 bytes) Fruit is very showy, with clusters of - inch orange-red pomes that ripen in September and persist into winter.


shrub,firethorn,pyracantha bark (2965 bytes) pyracantha,firethorn thorns or spines (6890 bytes) This is a multi-trunked shrub with bark that is, brown, and somewhat rough. Stems are smooth with prominent spines.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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