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eubotrys racemosa

Common Name(s):
Scarlet firethorn, Scarlet pyracantha
Cultivar(s):
Aurea, Lalandei, Thornless
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; more cold-hardy than P. koidzumii; red berries summer to fall; can become quite overgrown. Particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
8-20 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous dark green leaves; 1 to 2.5 in. long; slightly serrated
Flower:
0.3 in. white flowers on 1 to 2 in. corymb in spring; 0.2 in. orange-red berries in fall; persists into winter
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Semi-evergreen
Site:
Sun to partial shade; well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Open, stiff, thorny, arching branches
Width:
8-20 ft.
Tags:
thorns, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1735

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