FirethornGod's Barbed Wire
The Eurasian evergreen’s primary claim to fame comes from its glorious ‘berries’
Leaves: oval, dark green, shiny, 1 to 1 1/2in long
Flowers: clusters of cream white flowers, 1/4in diameter
Fruits: The pomes are extremely bitter to human taste, but are consumed by a variety of birds that have quite a ‘pyracantha party’ until there are no fruit left. Flowers and fruits appear on year-old wood.
Hardiness: to 10°F Avoid freezing winds throughout the winter periods.
In cold climates Pyracantha would be a Cool House Bonsai
Soil: good drainage; tolerates alkaline soil
Pruning: can be pruned very hard and will adapt.... they make great topiaries and espaliers; it is easy to shape them as you wish. However pyracantha is thorny-son-of-a-gun and working with them is an adventure in impaling. After all they are called “fire thorn”!
one of the best shrubs for a wildlife garden
Pyracantha Bonsai Care
Pyracantha wine has an unusual but not unpleasant taste.
Tenosynovitis caused by Pyracantha coccinea thorn injury of the hand