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PYRACANTHA coccinea 'Kasan'
Kasan Firethorn, Scarlet Firethorn
The profuse orange-red fall fruits of ‘Kasan’ bring vibrant color to the autumn garden. This Russian-bred cultivar is best distinguished by its exceptional hardiness and broad, spreading growth habit.
The thorny branches of ‘Kasan’ become covered with small, glossy, dark green leaves that turn shades of brown, bronze and deep green in winter. In spring, they bear many showy clusters of white, musty smelling flowers that are attractive to bees. The green fruits that follow resemble miniature apples and turn glossy orange-red in fall. These persist into winter until they are eaten by birds.
Offer this firethorn full sun and average soil with good drainage. It is quite easy to grow and adaptable to many soil types. Pruning should be done in late winter to early spring but sparingly—unless plants are trained as espalier or bonsai specimens. The versatile and low-maintenance ‘Kasan’ is quite versatile in the landscape. It can be planted as a formidable hedge, in bold shrub borders or along a large foundation. Monitor this cultivar for scab.
9 - 5
5 - 9
3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
8'-10' / 2.4m - 3.0m
6'-10' / 1.8m - 3.0m
Spring, Late Spring
Southern Europe, Turkey, Western Asia
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Green, Dark Green
Dark Green, Brown
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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