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pyracantha

(pĭr'əkăn`thə) or

firethorn,

any hardwood evergreen shrub of the genus Pyracantha of the family Rosaceae (roserose,
common name for some members of the Rosaceae, a large family of herbs, shrubs, and trees distributed over most of the earth, and for plants of the genus Rosa, the true roses.
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 family). Native from S Europe to W China, pyracanthas are now cultivated elsewhere (often as hedge plants or espaliered on walls) for their red fruits and spiny branches. P. coccinea, also called everlasting thorn, is the most popular; it now grows wild in parts of North America. Pyracantha is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Rosaceae.
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Pyracantha Red Column has a more upright habit than most and will be covered with bright red berries in autumn.
Clematis requires very little pruning, the hydrangea and ivy need no support, honeysuckle is beautifully fragrant, and pyracantha is bold but stays small and manageable.
'Rothschildianus' has yellow berries, so if you mix this with Pyracantha 'Golden Dome' and the holly Ilex aquifolium 'Bacciflava', you'll have a sunny yellow corner.
The zoo has to keep pesticides out of the insects' food, too, a challenge for a place that needs more than a dozen branches of pyracantha a week.
Pyracanthas are spreading or upright in habit so you can grow them as free-standing shrubs, hedging or trained against a wall or fence in a fan or espalier shape.
Fire Thorn (Pyracantha) is a good choice for any aspect and produces clusters of white flowers in late spring and early summer.
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Plants that can be used to create a barrier against intruders include firethorn, mahonia, hawthorn, roses, berberis, pyracantha and holly.
Plant burglar-proof hedges such as pyracantha and make sure your fences are in good repair
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A PYRACANTHA has lovely white flowers then yellow, orange or red berries.