Firethorn "Red Column", Green/Red - Hardy plant

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'

Firethorn "Red Column", Green/Red - Hardy plant

Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'
Butterflies and bees love it!
Bright red berries and fragrant flowers. The firethorn "Red Column" has them both and more! This shrub blooms in May and June. That is when it reveals its fragrant, white flowers. These flowers are very popular with butterflies and bees. In the autumn, the flowers turn into vibrant red berries. The firethorn is also a highly versatile plant! Of course, the plant makes an excellent hedge. The firethorn is also used as a climbing plant for dressing up a bare wall. The "Red Column" grows exceptionally well in a pot, too.The firethorn loves well-drained soil. It hates standing water, especially in the winter.
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Latin name: Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'
Delivery type: Supplied as container plant
Guarantee: 6 months growth and flowering guarantee
Color: White,Red
Preferred location: Sun, Half shadow
Green stayer: Yes
Leafs all year: Yes
Hardy plants: Yes
Self polinating: No
Edible: No
Naturalizing: No
Scented: Deliciously Scented
Grafted: No
Cutting flowers: No
Flowering: May - June
Growing Height: 100 - 300 cm
Planting distance: 100 - 120 cm

Firethorn is undemanding and will thrive in normal soil, full sun or part shade.

Make sure the firethorn root ball is well-moistened by soaking it in a bucket full of lukewarm water overnight. Prepare a suitable hole in ordinary well-drained soil. Plant the Pyracantha coccinea root ball at the appropriate depth in the hole - the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting.

Firethorn is a climber

The long, flexible branches of firethorn can easily be trained against walls or fences. The branches cannot support themselves and should be tied in. With patience and support firethorn can cover a (preferably north or east facing) fence or wall.


Firethorn is a strong plant requiring minimal maintenance. Give it extra water during dry periods. Are you growing this climbing plant outdoors next to the wall? If so, be aware that it can stay pretty dry there. Provide Pyracantha coccinea with a garden compost mulch at the end of the winter. Heavy pruning is really not necessary. You can trim its long branches immediately after flowering or trim regularly to maintain the shape of the plant and prevent bare patches forming.


The white flowers will appear in spring, just as the leaves appear on the bare branches. Stand a budding branch in a vase indoors and enjoy them there too. The bright berries will appear at the end of summer and into the autumn. Very popular with birds.

Pyracantha is classified under Rosaceae.

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