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Pyracantha

We can source well developed pyracanthas at good prices!  Want a nice shrub on an unsightly wall - this type of plant might be exactly what you are looking for!

Description

These shrubs can be grown as free-standing shrubs or trained against walls and fences.  Alternatively they can be used as hedging.  Clusters of small white flowers appear in June and these are followed by a bright display of orange berries. 


Uses

These shrubs look appropriate in cottage/informal gardens.  They can be trained up walls or grown as free-standing shrubs.  If grown for hedging they provide dense, thorny cover that successfully wards off intruders. 

The flowers and berries that these plants produce provide interest throughout much of the year.  These plants are evergreens so their foliage provides interest throughout the year. 

Established plants provide ideal nesting sites for birds because, as mentioned earlier these plants have protective spiny stems.  In addition birds enjoy the berries that are available to eat in the autumn and winter. 

These plants are useful for urban areas because they are tolerant of pollution.  They are tolerant of drought and this adds to their appeal. 

 
Growing Conditions

These shrubs grow well in soil that is well-drained or moist but well-drained.  These plants tolerate shady and exposed conditions.  These plants grow well in chalky, loamy, sandy or clayey soils.  These shrubs row well in full sunlight or partial shade. These trees grow well on sheltered and exposed sites. 


Maintenance

These plants should be pruned after flowing occurs in.  However, when this is done great care must be taken to avoid spoiling the display of berries to come. 

These plants benefit from the application of a mulch for a number of reasons.  Mulch suppresses weeds and conserves moisture.  Biodegrable mulches also provide nutrients. 
The application of a general fertilizer is recommended for shrubs.  Fertilizer can be applied annually in late winter.  Young and newly planted shrubs need to be watered persistently, especially during times of drought. 

These shrubs may be attacked by a bacterial disease called fireblight.  Infected material should be cut away and burnt promptly.  


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