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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 late into winter and are eaten by birds.
Grow ‘Teton’ firethorn in full sun and almost any well-drained soil. It is versatile, and can be planted as informal hedging, in shrub borders or trained as an espalier or bonsai specimen.
9 - 1
6 - 9
2b, 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
10'-12' / 3.0m - 3.7m
4'-6' / 1.2m - 1.8m
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Fall, Winter
Dark Green, Bronze
Container, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Rock Garden / Wall, Screening / Wind Break, Topiary / Bonsai / Espalier
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