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PYRACANTHA coccinea 'Lalandei'
Laland's Scarlet Firethorn, Scarlet Firethorn
The profuse, colorful fall fruits of Laland's scarlet firethorn are a beautiful sight. This tall, upright shrub from southern Europe and western Asia has thorny stems and small, glossy, dark green leaves that are evergreen and turn green-brown in fall and winter. In spring, plants bear clusters of white, musty-smelling flowers that develop into clusters of vibrant orange-red fruits that resemble miniature apples. These will persist into winter and are eaten by birds.
Scarlet firethorn needs full sun for best performance, and 'Lalandei' is adaptable to a wide range of well-drained soils. It is a versatile, very hardy landscape shrub. Plant it as informal hedging, a specimen plant or trained as an espalier or bonsai specimen. If allowed to freely grow without pruning, it will become quite large and develop beautiful fountain-like habit.
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
8'-20' / 2.4m - 6.1m
8'-15' / 2.4m - 4.6m
Spring, Late Spring
Southern Europe, Turkey
Clay, Loam, Sand
Pollution, Drought, Salt
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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