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Pyracantha x 'Mohave'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
py-ra-KAN-tha x mow-ha-vee
Description

Introduced by US National Arboretum this shrub boasts dark green foliage with upright branches. Highly valued for its huge masses of bright red-orange berries that create a spectacle of fall color. Though it is an early fruiting variety, the showy berries have low bird appeal. It prefers moist well-drained soil in sun but is adaptable to a variety of soils and pHs.

An excellent evergreen hedge, screen or accent but plant where the thorns won't be a problem

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: Has good disease resistance to scab and fireblight. 

 

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See this plant in the following landscape:
Lush Foundation Planting
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#thorns#evergreen#fall color#fall interest#barrier#hedges#cpp#deer resistant#fall fruits#screening#orange fruits
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#thorns#evergreen#fall color#fall interest#barrier#hedges#cpp#deer resistant#fall fruits#screening#orange fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pyracantha
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe, Asia
    Wildlife Value:
    Particularly resistant to damage by deer.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Coarse
    Appendage:
    Thorns
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Winter
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Width:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    large reddish orange fruit in late summer to winter
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Umbel
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Saucer
    Star
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small white flowers in summer in large umbrels May- June.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Shape:
    Oblong
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    1 inch long glossy dark green, narrow leaves
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Bark Description:
    Rough brown bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Purple/Lavender
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Pubescent purple-green when emergent, changing to brown. Thorns present.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Rock Wall
    Design Feature:
    Barrier
    Hedge
    Screen/Privacy
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Drought
    Salt
    Problems:
    Spines/Thorns