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PYRACANTHA 'Orange Glow'
Firethorn, Orange Glow Firethorn
The heavy crops of bright orange fruits produced by ‘Orange Glow’ are impressive and long-lasting. This vigorous and highly ornamental evergreen shrub has a dense rounded habit and is exceptionally drought tolerant and disease resistant. It is a hybrid of the scarlet firethorn (Pyracantha coccinea) and Formosa firethorn (P. koidzumii).
The thorny branches of ‘Orange Glow’ 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 fruits that follow resemble miniature apples and turn brilliant orange 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. This cultivar is best planted in shrub borders, foundation plantings or as a specimen.
9 - 1
7 - 9
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
9'-10' / 2.7m - 3.0m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Fall, Winter
Orange, Orange Red
Dark Green, Bronze
Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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