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Pyracantha coccinea

Pyracantha coccinea M. Roem.

Buisson Ardent, Scarlet Firethorn

Rosaceae (Rose family)

Synonym(s): Cotoneaster pyracantha

USDA Symbol: PYCO2

USDA Native Status: L48 (I), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.
Fruit: Pomes bright red.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun


USA: AL , AR , CA , DC , FL , GA , LA , MS , NC , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , SC , TN , TX , UT , VA
Canada: BC

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Pyracantha coccinea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Pyracantha coccinea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Pyracantha coccinea


Record Modified: 2019-07-31
Research By: CBR

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