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
Foliage is oval and narrow, the deep green
leaves tinged with burgundy in winter. They may be lost during harsh winters.
Flowers are small, white, malodorous and
borne in clusters from May to June.
Fruit is very showy, with clusters of ¼-
inch orange-red pomes that ripen in September and persist into winter.
This is a multi-trunked shrub with bark that
is, brown, and somewhat rough. Stems are smooth with prominent spines.