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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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plantmanager
May 27, 2021 6:01 PM CST
Pyracantha Berries

Pyracantha (Pyracantha coccinea) is a shrub commonly called Firethorn. It features Spring bloom of white flowers that are somewhat malodorous, colorful fall foliage, and orange red berries that provide winter interest and food for birds. It's good for containers if kept pruned. Pyracantha is low maintenance and deer resistant. It can be used for slope/erosion control. It grows the best in zones 6,7,8 and 9.

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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
May 27, 2021 7:12 PM CST
Excellent banner Karen!
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Name: TT
MS Gulf Coast
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hiyall
May 27, 2021 8:00 PM CST
I agree radiant reds caught my attention! Smiling
Karen, thanks for sharing the beautiful berries and the info! Thumbs up Thumbs up
Does Firethorn grow where you live? I'm all ears!
Name: Zuzu
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May 27, 2021 8:51 PM CST

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I know we can't eat them, but don't they look delicious! A wonderful banner, Karen.
Name: Frenchy
Falls Church, VA (Zone 7b)
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Frenchy21
May 27, 2021 10:21 PM CST
Lovely banner Karen!
Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
May 28, 2021 1:50 AM CST
Bright and colorful banner! Great job, Karen. Smiling
Name: Elizabeth
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arctangent
May 28, 2021 5:06 AM CST
Red always catches the eye. Visually stunning "fruit for thought", thanks to the good info you also supplied.
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Fleur569
May 28, 2021 8:13 AM CST
The shape and pattern in the center are as cute as buttons. Very informative and interesting banner.
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
May 28, 2021 12:43 PM CST
Great banner, Karen. Thumbs up
Beautiful berries. Birds love them.

Are yours thorny?
I found out the hard way that ours had wicked 2" thorns. Blinking
Afterwards i always wore heavy leather gauntlets, keeping a safe distance while trimming
after finding a 1/4" thorn had broken off in my leg (don't have any at my current home).
Had to get a tetanus booster. Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Maggie
Western New York (Zone 5b)
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DeerXing
May 28, 2021 1:23 PM CST
Beautiful banner! Brings back memories of one pyracantha where I used to live. Thrived in zone 5 near southwest corner of a brick wall. Yes, thorny, as I rounded the corner. I would have moved it, if it was in my power to do so. Amazed me how the birds would dart in and out of that shrub and not get poked.
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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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plantmanager
May 29, 2021 6:53 PM CST
Hi everyone. I was off on a trip and didn't know I had a banner published. I just got home to NM and saw it. Thank you all for the comments, thumbs, and acorns: @NMoasis, @DeerXing, @slowcala, @Mutisia, @wildflowers, @beclu727, @IrisLilli, @vic, @Lucius93, @lauriemorningglory, @arctangent , @Frenchy21, @zuzu, @EscondidoCal, @Bubbles, @hiyall , @krobra, @lovemyhouse, @Fleur569, @dirtdorphins, @CDsSister

Yes, it's a thorny bush. I've gotten them embedded in my skin too, Cal. They are wicked and now I also have rose gloves that are long and can handle the thorns. This was taken at my home here in NM. I also grew them in Arizona. They grow like weeds so it's a never ending job to keep them in shape. I have one here that I'm letting go wild and want to see how it ends up!
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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
May 30, 2021 10:44 AM CST
Welcome home, Karen.
Yes, they are pretty, but grow so quickly. I dreaded trimming them,
and tended to put it off, which only made it worse. I think I even
wore a face shield. Rolling on the floor laughing
And it produced seedlings. Rolling my eyes.

I found a thorn-less variety, but the berries are orange.
http://www.klynnurseries.com/p...

Yours made a perfect banner, though. Thumbs up
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Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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plantmanager
May 30, 2021 11:08 AM CST
Thanks, Cal. Pruning them is a big pain, literally! I'll have to check out that thornless type. Thanks for the link!
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