Pyracantha coccinea Red Cushion

Pyracantha Red Cushion

A compact shrub, ideal for the smaller garden, Pyracantha coccinea Red Cushion Is a small to medium-sized evergreen shrub with a rounded, mound-forming habit and thorny branches. The small, pointed leaves are deep green. Thick clusters of single, white flowers appear in spring on the previous year’s growth, and are perfect for pollinators. The flowers are followed by masses of brilliant red berries in autumn. Tolerates droughty soils once established. Pruning should aim to preserve as much two-year-old wood as possible, but older stems can be pruned out.

Site: Tolerates exposure
Soil: Any moderately fertile, moist but well-drained, or well-drained soil
Position: Full sun or partial shade
Season of interest: Spring
Hardiness: Very hardy
Height: 39”-5’ (1-1.5m) Spread: 39”-5’ (1-1.5m) in 5-10 years

Photos by David McSpadden, Bri Weldon, and cultivar413, cropped, and licensed under CC BY 2.0.
Type | Size: Pot | 9cm
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