Saturday, 12 February 2011
Pyracantha, often called Firethorn (from pur = "fire" + akantha = "thorn") is an evergreen shrub which is excellent for growing against walls. They like to be planted in shade or semi-shade, and grow well against north or east facing walls. Some varieties have bright red glossy berries from late summer which last well into the winter.
Their main feature however is that they have large thorns which makes them rather impregnable; something which can be quite useful in certain circumstances.