Firethorn is undemanding and will thrive in normal soil, full sun or part shade.
Make sure the firethorn root ball is well-moistened by soaking it in a bucket full of lukewarm water overnight. Prepare a suitable hole in ordinary well-drained soil. Plant the Pyracantha coccinea root ball at the appropriate depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting.
Firethorn 'Red Column' - Climbing plantsPyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'
Evergreen Firethorn - also makes a great hedge
This is a very attractive firethorn bush (Pyracantha coccinea) 'Red Column' with loads of bright red berries in the autumn and winter. A very abundantly flowering shrub that will flower in May and June with scented white blossoms that will also attract lots of butterflies and bees. Firethorn is a very versatile shrub that handles pruning well. Suitable for training up walls, using for hedging and will also thrive in a large planter. Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' has thorns on the branches and makes a really rather splendid impenetrable hedge. Supremely strong, firethorn likes a nice permeable soil that won't stay wet for too long, especially in the winter. Gives various garden birds safe shelter and nesting opportunities too. Birds will also eat the berries. Order this fabulous firethorn now, today.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Firethorn is a climberThe long, flexible branches of firethorn can easily be trained against walls or fences. The branches cannot support themselves and should be tied in. With patience and support firethorn can cover a (preferably north or east facing) fence or wall.
Show moreFirethorn is a strong plant requiring minimal maintenance. Give it extra water during dry periods. Are you growing this climbing plant outdoors next to the wall? If so, be aware that it can stay pretty dry there. Provide Pyracantha coccinea with a garden compost mulch at the end of the winter. Heavy pruning is really not necessary. You can trim its long branches immediately after flowering or trim regularly to maintain the shape of the plant and prevent bare patches forming.
Show moreThe white flowers will appear in spring, just as the leaves appear on the bare branches. Stand a budding branch in a vase indoors and enjoy them there too. The bright berries will appear at the end of summer and into the autumn. Very popular with birds.
Pyracantha is classified under Rosaceae.
- Extra information
Latin name Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' Delivery type Supplied as container plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color White, Red Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented deliciously scented Flowering period May - June Growing height 100 - 300 cm Planting distance 100 - 120 cm