Other Names - Firebush, Pyracantha.
Origins - China.
Perennial (semi, or -evergreen).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 5 - 8.
Bloom - Spring.
Fruit - Fall, Winter.
Height - Approx. 9 ft (3m).
Cultivation - Likes moist soils, but will tolerate most soil types, including heavy clay, ones. Likes elevated locations. Sun, to semi-shaded exposures.
Propagation - By seeds.
Other - Perfect hedging plant. Attractive white blooms, and red, and orange berries. Desirable Fall garden addition.
Berries make important food source for birds, but all parts of the plant contain hydrogen cyanide, so do not consume these, for any reason.
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