Porcupine Tomato (Solanum pyracanthos)

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: A profusion of straight, bright orange thorns appear along the stems and leaves.
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small, greenish-yellow
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Annuals 2017 by islander Oct 26, 2017 2:26 PM 41
Solanum pyracanthos (S.pyracanthum) by longk Jul 18, 2017 2:39 PM 19
What's Blooming 2016 - Photos and Chat. by NJBob Dec 31, 2016 10:07 PM 1,927

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