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Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn)

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Growing Zones: 6-9



Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-12 ft.

Mature Width:

8-12 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Pyracantha x 'Mohave'

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AZ

Stuns with Vivid Color

Here's what makes the Mohave a Must Have:

  • Hardy evergreen, tolerates shade and challenging conditions
  • Gorgeous color from bright, red berries
  • Wonderful hedge, screen or freestanding shrub
  • AGM Award winner

Color as Distinctive as its Name

The Mohave Pyracantha looks like a shrub you'd expect to see in an oasis. Exploding with color from the hordes of berries hanging in thick clusters, this gorgeous evergreen is the ultimate in eye candy. Its countless berries pop with such brightness, you almost need sunglasses to look at them. Initially the berries emerge as a deep burnt-orange, but soon turn to a bright fire-engine red. The plump, juicy berries are so tightly packed, they almost resemble giant, flaming raspberries. It's a wonderful look to usher in the fall. When spring arrives, white flowers will burst onto the scene and cover your shrub. No wonder the Royal Horticultural Society gave it the Award of Garden Merit.

Carefree and Captivating, Mohave has it all

The Mohave's tough nature makes it a wonderful shrub for a variety of planting options. With a high tolerance to shade and wind exposure, this hardy evergreen works well when used to create a screen or hedge throughout the landscape. So appealing are the berries, the Mohave works well as a specimen all on its own. In addition to its ability to adapt to difficult conditions, the shrub is highly productive, yielding tons of flavorful fall berries, perfect for making homemade jellies and jams to enjoy throughout the holiday season.

When your planting needs call for attention, turn to the Mohave Pyracantha. You'll be glad you did.





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Customer Reviews

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Pyracantha (firethorn)
Received this plant in great shape was well packed and I planted it the same day. The plant is doing great and seems to be growing well. Will deal with this company again.
July 27, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Color of Berries
Like a previous reviewer stated I bought 2 of these because they were advertised as having red berries. They produced only pumpkin orange colored berries. I waited and waited, and they never turned red. I can get the orange berries easily here on Long Island, but wanted the red. The plants otherwise are thriving nicely, but the berries not turning red is a big disappointment.
November 19, 2015
Brentwood, NY
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Color of berries
Color of berries are orange instead of red ones as advertised. I could get orange berries Pyracantha in our local nursery but I wanted red ones and placed an order. Representative says it will change color over few months, lets see. Overall, plant arrived tall and in great condition and added an inch next day after watering and keep growing every day.
September 29, 2015
Long Island, NY
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Just so beautiful!
I have been wanting to review this plant for awhile now. It arrived bigger then I anticipated, grew into a beautiful green bush around my lamp post. During the the extremely hot and dry summer little white flowers bloomed. Today October 9 2016 it is a mass of bright orange berries. Spectaular! I have been looking for years for this firethorn and could not find any locally. I will be buying more in the future.
October 9, 2016
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
I bought you last year no bigger than my hand there 47 inches tall and 47 inches wide I would recommend this shrubbery for a wind block or quick privacy fence Minds developing berries now they are really orange and they're supposed to turn red not to mention you can make jellies
October 12, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
6
Just planted
After being in the ground for a few months it seems to be doing ok. The heat as of lae has left some markings but other than that it is growing.
July 13, 2016
VA
Purchased
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
7
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Looking Forward To Maturity
Have only had the plants for approximately one month do hard to rate other than average at this point. They arrived extremely well packaged and in good condition. Of the four plants only one had one branch that was broken which was easily trimmed. I planted them a couple of days afterwards after watering and acclimatizing them to Oregon temps and weather conditions. They seem to be doing very well, have greened up and believe are showing sign of growth. Using these for a screen on a wrought iron fence and will probably order a couple more if the current ones survive the heavy clay soils and sun exposure. Very happy with the plants at this time and pleased with the condition of the packaged plants on arrival. Would order again from your firm.
September 15, 2016
Dallas, OR
Purchased
3 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Just received
My last pyracantha died after ten years. a couple of very cold years did it in.

Received a new plant and in is in the ground now(2 weekds). Seems to be doing well. I have see some growth in in the plant and lots of new leaves. Hope it lasts as long or longer that the last one I had.

Have to wait and see about the number of berries it produces. Hope it is lots as the birds really enjoy them.
May 17, 2016
Cleveland, OH
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
5
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Pyracantha
I bought 5 bushes to fill in on a hill and they arrived healthy, with the only a 2 inch tip on each bush broken. They were immediately planted and have been in the ground about 2 1/2 weeks with a bit of growth starting. I was thrilled with the height and health of all f them. We have had a problem finding Pyracantha and when we do are are not a good value or stock.
June 14, 2016
Carmel, IN
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
6
Growth Rate
Slow
Medium
Fast
Hardiness
Tender
 
Hardy
Firethorn
I thought it would grow quicker, it has not gained much height in a year.
July 26, 2016
Conroe, TX
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn)



Step 1: Dig Your Hole


Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn).

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant


Next, separate the roots of your Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole


As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) again after the transplant is complete.


Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Pretty colors.
Donna K on Sep 29, 2016
I had "Firethorn" bush for many years at my last house. I have recently moved and I wanted another one. I loved the bush. It was BEAUTIFUL.
Mary J on Sep 17, 2016
Pretty colors.
Donna K on Sep 29, 2016
Saw it growing at a shop in our town and wanted one too.
Diana T on Sep 20, 2016
I had "Firethorn" bush for many years at my last house. I have recently moved and I wanted another one. I loved the bush. It was BEAUTIFUL.
Mary J on Sep 17, 2016
I previously had one in my garden, but it died after a number of years. Have been trying to find another - they are beautiful in the garden.
Winifred V on Sep 15, 2016
My parrot loves the berries !
William B on Sep 13, 2016
Interested in using as a privacy screen - will try one plant and order more if it does well.
E J on Sep 10, 2016
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Mary J on Aug 25, 2016
I needed privacy on our front street side where we have a wrought iron fence. They seem to fit the bill as far as fast growing, colorful in winter, evergreen and white blossoms in the springtime to go with my wife's all white flower garden. Hopefully, they will tolerate the soil conditions and sun exposure like four others I have planted on the south side of the house.
Brian L on Aug 24, 2016
Wildlife habitat and interest/color in landscape.
Waltraud B on Aug 1, 2016
I know this plants will attract wild birds to my yard and I really enjoy that
onelia n on Jul 13, 2016
I wanted to add to my existing pyracantha.
zachary s on Jul 4, 2016
I will be using these plants as a privacy shrub. I love the colors and the fact that it will be beautiful for 3 or more seasons of the year.
Carol T on Jun 18, 2016
Berries, shrub to breakup a long line of Rhodies at back of house that can withstand cold weather
SHARON M on Jun 9, 2016
We chose this to go into our landscape plan, we had been looking at either Hollies or Podocarpus in a specific area but I decided on the Mohave Pyracantha for the color of both the foliage and the berries, the fact that it provides a food source for birds and can also provide an edible product for human consumption as well, and also it's growth rate and size--we wanted something for screening.
Johnny C on Apr 19, 2016
My husband likes to feed the birds
Clovelle M on Apr 16, 2016
Had these before and they're beautiful when established!
Tim C on Apr 7, 2016
I have a blank wall to the entrance to my home, and years ago had seen pyracantha trained on a wall of a house and loved it. I hope to train it to look like a family tree.
madonna p on Mar 29, 2016
Red berries and tolerant to shade, wind and cold.
linda s on Mar 16, 2016
I like that the Firethorn has thorns that should keep people from climbing our fence.
Jill W on Mar 12, 2016
to espalier on a fence
Jason R on Jan 23, 2016
I like the appearance and I need it for my front fence
Irina P on Sep 15, 2015
needed to complete fence hedge planted 2 years ago. Good and fast growing protection fence.
Donald S on Aug 20, 2015
Saw it growing at a shop in our town and wanted one too.
Diana T on Sep 20, 2016
I previously had one in my garden, but it died after a number of years. Have been trying to find another - they are beautiful in the garden.
Winifred V on Sep 15, 2016
Is it pet friendly? My neighbors dog would taste the berries
A shopper on Sep 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Pyracantha berries should not be a problem, though they contain cyanogenic glycosides (as do apples, plums, cherries and almonds) that can cause mild gastro-intestinal problems if you eat large quantities of raw berries.
What is the height and width of this particular pyracantha?
Mary E on Dec 10, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Mojave will grow in its lovely, irregular way to 8-12 feet tall and side, though you can prune it to whatever size you wish..
how much fence will 3 gallons cover?
Collette W on Apr 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Trained on a fence, 3 gallons should loosely cover about 18-24 feet of fence in 5 or 6 years. If you want faster or denser coverage, plant them closer, 4-5 feet apart, and 3 gallons will cover about 15 feet of fence.
how far do you have to plant them to make a good hedge and do they loose their leaves in the winter ?
Jim r on Mar 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Since Pyracantha growth is a bit irregular and loose, you will want to plant them pretty close together and keep them pruned -- 4 feet apart should make a nice, thorny, impenetrable hedge pretty quickly. It is evergreen, and the leaves stay on all winter until the new foliage pushes them off.
Is this plant Genetically Modified?
A shopper on Oct 7, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not like the food-stuffs made in laboratories where they splice genes into new organisms.

However, most modern garden and vegetable plants were hand-selected by people for hundreds of years or more. So they are selected for desirable traits and differ from the wild types. They have been modified by hand-selection, so are "modified" but not in the same sense as the corporate-take-over nastiness produced by some big seed companies that have brutally bullied many grain farmers into paying for their seed or paying huge fines after their own crops are contaminated by the big seed company pollen. That is a whole nother story.

There is nothing evil or underhanded about these plants -- but my grandparents had them and many people use them for security. My friend's son tried sneaking out of the house, and his clothing got snagged on the huge spines (thorns) of the pyracantha so his mother heard him and just smiled -- he climbed back in and decided not to try sneaking out of the house so easily. Same with burglers - -most will not try to break into a house with pyrecantha growing under the windows, or go through a fence with this stuff growing along it. Too much trouble!

Get yourself some heavy gloves and some long-handled pruning shears to stay comfortable when you tend this plant. It is designed for bright beauty and security - -and those spines are usually formidable!
What about the root system? I want to plant them next to a cement retaining wall - would the roots break up the cement?
Gerry A on Jul 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Gerry
I don't think it will harm your wall.. I have always seen pyracantha planted against walls and houses without issue.
Is this bush deer, squirrel and/or rabbbit resistant?
Linda G on May 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Even though I have quite a few rabbits, squirrels around, I've not seen any around the bush. We are having a lot of buildings being built, I've not seen a lot of deer around. I hope this help, it's best answer that I can give. Tom
Can these be espaliered?
Diane on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My church trained their bush into a 20-25 ft living cross on the side of the building for over 40 years. When it bloomed in springtime it was smashing beautiful and the berries in winter were beautiful. Just realize that you need to be prepared when pruning duE to the large thorns.
What season do you plant a pyracantha?
Judy D on Sep 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: March or April, to take full advantage of the growing season--you want the Pyras to root as much as possible before the winter. This also means; however, that you must carefully monitor the moisture levels in the ground and make sure the Pyra's get sufficient water in the heat of summer.
Is there such a spectacular Pyracantha for a hedge without thorns?
Louise on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: My specimen of this shrub has very few thorns. Had not realized that it had any until I went to look in order to answer the question. They appear to be on the underside of the branches. Hope this helps. Victoria.
Is this deer resistant or do they love it?
Michele C on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are deer resistant---in fact they are human resistant too!-- the plants have lots of thorn like protrusions on the stems and branches, and i get scratched if I am not careful! FYI, they are not resistant to Japanese Beetles, and if Japanese Beetles come into your area in season, you will need to set up traps to protect the leaves.
Would this plant thrive in a 5b zone?
Mary J on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We are in 6a (near Cincinnati) and our plants are doing GREAT!
You can make jam out of pyracantha berries?!?
Virginia R on Jun 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: EnteBerries[edit]
Pyracantha berries are mildly poisonous as their seeds contain cyanogenic glycosides (as do apples, plums, cherries, and almonds[4]) and can cause mild gastro-intestinal problems when eaten raw in large quantities;[4][5][6] they are edible only when crushed and washed under running water. They have been made into jellyr an answer to this question.
Can I plant in a large pot?
Don N on Jun 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant it in a container.
How late into the winter (if at all) do the berries last in zone 6?
Donny on May 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I depends on the amount of birds you have. I have another that was planted years ago, which is about 6-7 ft tall now. Last winter the berries were gone long before Christmas!
How full will this bush get with out pruning? I'm looking to grow a fence like hedge. How much vertical growth can I expect per year? Live in the Northwest, Seattle area.
Dale A on Sep 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It will get about 8-12ft tall and wide and can grow upwards of 2ft per year.
Will I get it trained for hedge or in form of bush?
Irina P on Sep 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We are growing it as a bush. It seems to grow more vertically over spreading horizontally.

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