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  • Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) for Sale

    Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) for Sale

    Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) for Sale

    Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) for Sale

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Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn)

Pyracantha x 'Mohave'

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Growing Zones: 6-9
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-12 ft.

Mature Width:

8-12 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Pyracantha x 'Mohave'

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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

4.3 / 5.0
32 Reviews
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so far so good
a few broken twigs from shipping mishaps, a few leaves turned black? otherwise everything looks good. if it grows
and nothing else happens, I would recommend others to purchase this plant. check back in about a year from now
and I will know more, charles
September 15, 2018
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Brilliant little shrub
As usual, this came well packed and very healthy. I ordered two and after being planted they dropped a few leaves and sulked for a week or so and then started shooting out new growth. I think they will do very well, the berries that were on the shrub already are beginning to darken up and look quite lovely and bright.
September 1, 2018
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Love it
It was very large and delivered promptly. It is doing very well but it hasn’t been planted long so I haven’t seen any berries Or growth yet.
August 26, 2018
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Fast growing, but no berries this year.
I planted this in the spring. It has grown over a foot in height, perhaps two. I've had no flowers and berries this year. I'm not worried yet.

Be prepared for Japanese Beetles. I've never had a problem before, but they were all over this plant.

I'm happy enough for now. I'll see how it does over the winter and next year.
July 27, 2018
10 months ago
Growing Zone:
Product was as described. Shipped promptly and received as promised. Plants were packed professional and arrived without damage. Planted and doing very well. Will do business with fast growing trees again.
July 11, 2018
7 months ago
My Pyracantha experience.
The three pyracantha bushes I ordered came packed in a single box. I placed the 3 plants in the shade and watered them immediately. Several days later I planted them and all three started sprouting new growth right away, which really surprised me. I would certainly buy from these folks again.
June 10, 2018
8 months ago
Great barricade hedge.
Needed to prevent children from nearby school from cutting thru yards and scaling fences. This has done the trick, is growing well in semi shade, looks gorgeous and also provides for the birds.
May 23, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Dead on arrival
Plant took too long to get here, four days. I don't think it will live. I put water in container the day it arrived and planted the next day. All leaves were dried up and have fallen off. Plant has been kept wet.
May 22, 2018
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
Doing great
Firethorn was delivered quickly and arrived in excellent shape. Once planted, it is doing just fine and starting to grow nicely. Will definitely order more specimens from fast growing trees.
May 20, 2018
9 months ago
Growing Zone:
This plant spent 2 weeks hiding in a box, got planted Christmas day, just in time for a stretch of brutal winter weather,. It's a wonder it survived, but now It's sending out healthy new shoots. It's going to make it.
After a brutal winter, the plant is showing signs of life. It's going to make it!
After a brutal winter, the plant is showing signs of life. It's going to make it!
May 20, 2018
Yardley, PA
1 year ago

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? Store
Ordered 4 plants and they looked great. Got 4 more.
robert s on Dec 3, 2018
Hoping for the color and says it's fast growing large shrub/tree and bright berries green leaves all year! Color !
Patricia P on Jun 24, 2018
Ordered 4 plants and they looked great. Got 4 more.
robert s on Dec 3, 2018
Fast growing. Privacy screen. Provides color. Evergreen. Hardy. Drought tolerance is good.
Anthony F on Oct 3, 2018
Hoping for the color and says it's fast growing large shrub/tree and bright berries green leaves all year! Color !
Patricia P on Jun 24, 2018
It is a beautiful Bush.
Francesca V on Jun 14, 2018
They are beautiful when they are fully grown
Steven S on Jun 14, 2018
Had this plant in the past and it does wonderful in the Austin, TX area. Can't find in store here.
Carolyn B on May 25, 2018
The same lady I worked for, also had a Pyracantha, and the berries were a stunning red/orange color.
Elodia S on May 20, 2018
Need plant that can tolerate some shade and wind. Perfect for my zone. Love red color.
DONNA S on May 15, 2018
plant is hard to find. fast growing trees plants were right price and shipping and packing were very good.
thomas W on May 14, 2018
I am Sheila Beckwith - Victoria is my daughter and the gift recipient of the Pyracantha bush. I chose this plant because.I'm pretty sure it will thrive in their climate and espaliered on the sunny side of their house, will look spectacular!
Victoria H on May 9, 2018
They say good fences make for good neighbors, a pyracantha hedge makes for even better neighbors.
Lidio R on Apr 15, 2018
To put along fence to attract birds especially Cardinals.
Cathy R on Apr 14, 2018
I have seen this scrub growing in several places in our town and just love how outstanding it looks. Also deer resistant.
WENDY E on Mar 22, 2018
Love the colors and fast growing
JOANNE J on Mar 20, 2018
Cardinals love them.
David V on Dec 11, 2017
Needed high color at my property entrance. Needed hardy plant.
Kimball Peed I on Nov 25, 2017
I needed evergreens with color for our courtyard.
George M on Oct 13, 2017
i ordered this to make a barrier. they work great
phillip h on Oct 6, 2017
I choose Mohave Pyracantha because of their heartiness, the privacy they offer at maturity and their beauty.
LUBBIE H on Jul 26, 2017
Had one at another house, birds love to sit in them.
Terry H on Jun 30, 2017
Gorgeous colors, awesome large thorns to keep neighbors kids out!
Fussy Bucket on Jun 23, 2017
I have a problem with deer and I hope that this pyracantha will not end up as food for them. I hope to help shield a wisteria vine with this near by it as well as a climbing rose.
E N on Jun 10, 2017
Because I can't find it anywhere!
Irma S on Jun 9, 2017
Color, interest, and berries
Joseph G on Apr 25, 2017
I am hoping to attract more birds to my backyard.
Donna M on Apr 11, 2017
Berries for jam and attractiveness of specimen.
P P on Apr 11, 2017
Makes a great privacy barrier.
Monte V on Apr 6, 2017
I want to have rare fruits.
Carlos M on Apr 6, 2017
Have some pyracantha already growing and needed a close match.
Ben R. O on Apr 5, 2017
I chose the mohave pyracantha for the berries it offers to wildlife. I wanted the mohave because I have read that the berries are more red than the orange found in most pyracanthas.
DeRail J on Apr 3, 2017
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
Hey, in did not see the space to put in the promo code before the order finished. I wanted to use my 5% code AIZSTR. PLEASE ADJUST TOTAL. Thanks!
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
Fast growing. Privacy screen. Provides color. Evergreen. Hardy. Drought tolerance is good.
Anthony F on Oct 3, 2018
It is a beautiful Bush.
Francesca V on Jun 14, 2018
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 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.
I thought these where poisonist to eat, but the description says perfect for making homemade jellies and jams to enjoy throughout the holiday season. What kind of jams or jellies are being made?
ld B on Mar 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: They are mildly poisonous when eaten raw in very large quantities, that can cause mild gastro-intestinal problems. They are not considered poisonous when crushed and washed under running water.
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.
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
I don't think it will harm your wall.. I have always seen pyracantha planted against walls and houses without issue.
What season do you plant a pyracantha?
Judy D on Sep 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Best to plant this beauty in the autumn or spring.
when is the best time of the year to prune the Mohave Pyracantha?
Ann M on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Spring and fall.
Can I plant in a large pot?
Don N on Jun 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant it in a container.
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.
Is this bush deer, squirrel and/or rabbbit resistant?
Linda G on May 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Deer will eat them.
I am in Sarasota FL. Would this planting do well here? I have a corner lot and want to create privacy. Please let me know your thoughts.
Tami C on Apr 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Don't know what to tell you, Tami. I'm in Virginia. Mine is growing up against the end of my house "like a weed!" So pleased! Never thought about using it for free standing privacy. Perhaps Forsythia would be better for privacy. We're doing that in the backyard. All the best.
How fast does it grow, how many feet per year ?
Jerry S on Mar 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: it grew about a foot or so and when it blooms its so pretty shows like creamy snow ball and then tons of red berries, they are still hanging on as of today March 9th in NY
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.
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!
Is there such a spectacular Pyracantha for a hedge without thorns?
Louise on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Get real. The English name is 'fire thorn'. It has thorns. They are sometimes a pain when pruning, but not otherwise.
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.
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.
Does this Shrub attract birds and do berries fall off?
Cindy L on Sep 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: So far, and this is my second year with this shrub, the berries stay put for months. They are abundant and beautiful.
As for the birds, they haven't bothered the berries. Don't know why...
I will probably trim some branches for Christmas decoration as they are so festive. I love the shrub!
I need a privacy wall at the side of my back patio. Am I going to have a problem with bees? It would be within two feet of the edge of the concrete. Also, what about rabbits and dear?
joni h on Jun 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The flowering stage is early and bees may be present but only for a short time. No problem with rabbit or deer once established there is a reason they are call fire thorns. I addition pruning is a must from both sides but will work well for you.
Would this plant thrive in a 5b zone?
Mary J on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in Cincinnati and have not had a problem. This will be the 3rd summer since they were planted.
I was thinking about using this around our 4 acre garden farm to keep deer away from our crops. Would this work well as a ‘thorny fence’ and how long would it take to grow to it’s mature height?
Janelle M on Feb 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Deer tend to stay away from these plants and other plants with a pungent aroma. However if food becomes scare then they could feed on plants that are thought to be deer tolerant.
When is the proper planting season for Texas, for a new shrub as this?
JAMES H on Dec 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Depends on what part of Texas but as a general idea I'd say pretty much anything like this benefits from fall planting with root stimulant so the plant's roots grow through the winter and it's ready to take off in the spring.
deer resistant?
Deanna C on Jun 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is is deer resistant. However if food is sparse deer will eat anything.
Can you plant these in the winter?
Hayley R on Nov 26, 2018

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