Pyracantha – Care information and tips for grow that shrub in your garden
Most of us know Pyracantha as “the bush … with the orange shoots” that adorn its green thorny foliage throughout the winter.
In addition to the orange, reddish or yellowish fruits, depending on the species, in spring it is filled with small white flowers, its dense foliage remains green throughout the year and its height can reach 4-5 meters.
These characteristics make it ideal, among other things, for the creation of fences that due to the thorns in its foliage are really impenetrable.
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The pyracantha rarely attacked by diseases, has particular strength in both conditions very high temperatures and the cold and generally minimum requirements after easily thrives in any kind of soil.
It belongs to the most common species of evergreen shrubs, you will find it in nurseries at very affordable prices (small plants 1-1.5 meters tall with about 3-4 euros).
It can be cut-pruned and get the size-formation you want to have as a fence or take the form of a small tree, if you prune the tender shoots before they are even wooded and with the appropriate support you can … lead it to grow like a climbing In whatever arrangement you want, the green twigs with the orange fruits are particularly impressive and in vases throughout the winter and one of the plants that can ideally be used in autumn wreaths.
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