(Firethorn, Pueblo Firethorn)
Robust and persistent orange-red fruits weigh down the arching branches of 'Pueblo' firethorn from fall through winter. A drought-tolerant hybrid, this thorny semi-evergreen shrub has a spreading compact habit and matures to roughly one-half the size of standard firethorns. Donald Egolf, of the U.S. National Arboretum, crossed Pyracantha koidzumii 'Belli' with P. coccinea var. pauciflora to yield the seedling he selected and named 'Pueblo.' It shows good resistance to both...
(Firethorn, Ruby Mound Firethorn)
The gracefully arching, low spreading branches of ‘Ruby Mound’ become covered with heavy crops of red fruits in autumn and winter. This vigorous and drought tolerant evergreen shrub has a dense habit with arching, broad-spreading branches. It is a hybrid of the scarlet firethorn (Pyracantha coccinea) and Formosa firethorn (P. koidzumii).
The thorny branches of ‘Ruby Mound’ become covered with small, glossy, dark green leaves that turn shades of bronze and green in fall and...
(Firethorn, Shawnee Firethorn)
By fall harvest, the golden orange fruits of 'Shawnee' are so profuse they weigh down the horizontal branches to the point where they arch. A drought-tolerant hybrid, this thorny semi-evergreen shrub develops a pyramidal shape as it ages. Donald Egolf, of the U.S. National Arboretum, developed and selected this cultivar through various breeding efforts in the 1970s and evaluations. Like most of Egolf's hybrids, it shows good resistance to both scab and fireblight diseases.
(Firethorn, Soileil d'Or Firethorn)
Clustered on red-tinged, upright, spiny branches, the fruits of 'Soleil d'Or' glow like drops of sun in the fall and winter landscape. An evergreen shrub clothed in glossy, dark green, elliptic leaves, this French hybrid bears abundant clusters of musky-scented white flowers in late spring, followed by green apple-shaped berries that ripen golden-yellow in fall. The fruits persist into winter, much to the delight of hungry birds. This shrub is hardy only in areas with relatively mild winters.
(Firethorn, Teton Firethorn)
Who would expect light yellow to yellow-orange berries on a firethorn? This drought-tolerant hybrid, 'Teton,' is a thorny, evergreen shrub with a dense, mature upright habit. It was developed and introduced in 1976 by Don Egolf of the U.S. National Arboretum. Its fine, glossy, dark-green leaves turn brown-green in fall and winter. In spring, it bears many, showy clusters of white, musty-smelling flowers that develop into unique, yellow-orange fruits resembling miniature apples. These persist very...
(Firethorn, Wonderberry Firethorn)
Handsome clusters of small, orange-red berries cover the branches of ‘Wonderberry’ in fall and winter. This vigorous and drought tolerant evergreen shrub has a broad, dense, rounded habit—making it well-suited as a shrub for screening.
The thorny branches of ‘Wonderberry’ become covered with small, glossy, dark green leaves that turn shades of bronze and green in fall and winter. In spring, they bear many showy clusters of white, musty smelling flowers that are attractive to bees. The green...
The dark foliage of narrow-leaved firethorn beautifully complements the white spring flowers and the orange fall and winter fruits. Hailing from southwestern China, it is named for its narrow oblong leaves. Lustrous and deep green above, the evergreen to semi-evergreen leaves are gray and felted underneath. In early to midsummer, the nastily thorned branches are covered in thousands of small, malodorous white blossoms, followed by small flattened green berries that ripen to golden- or red-orange....
(Gnome Firethorn, Narrow-leaved Firethorn)
Gnome firethorn is a compact and hardy selection of pyracantha, better suited to colder winters and more resistant to fireblight, a common disease in the species. The dark green, bushy form of this Narrow-leaved Firethorn wonderfully contrasts with the white flowers and orange-colored fruits. The parent species hails from western China and is named for its comparatively narrow oval or oblong leaves that are grayish on the undersides. In early to midsummer, the nastily-thorned branches are covered...
(Narrow-leaved Firethorn, Yukon Belle Firethorn)
The cultivar 'Yukon Belle' is a compact hardy selection of narrow-leaved firethorn, an evergreen shrub hailing from southwestern China. The glossy dark green leaves of 'Yukon Belle' beautifully complement the white spring flowers and the orange fall and winter fruits. The leaves are gray and felted underneath. In early to midsummer, the nastily thorned branches are covered in thousands of small, malodorous white blossoms, followed by small flattened green berries that ripen to golden- or red-orange....
The showy, colorful fall fruits of scarlet firethorn can’t be beat. This thorny, evergreen shrub is native to southeastern Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus region. It can become quite large and can develop a broad rounded, upright or spreading habit at maturity.
The evergreen to semi-evergreen leaves of firethorn are small, glossy, dark green and turn shades of bronze, dark green and brown in fall and winter. In spring, it bears clusters of white, musty smelling flowers that are attractive to bees....