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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


12-15 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


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

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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
over 2 years ago
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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:
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
over 2 years ago
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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
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
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:
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
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
shiny leaves and lots of berries
The berries have not turned red as of yet but they are a lovely green as well as the shiny leaves. I plan to espalier them and so far they seem not to attract the deer which is a big problem where I live. They arrived in great shape. They have not started putting on new growth as of yet, but I really don't expect them to do so until next year. I'm sure they are establishing roots.
July 5, 2017
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
So far so good
It is early yet, but the Pyracantha seem to be doing very well. They arrived in excellent condition and tolerated staying in the pots for a week with no complaints. They have been in the ground for about 2 weeks now and new growth is obvious. They are already starting to produce some tiny berries. Very optimistic.
May 26, 2017
8 months ago
Growing Zone:
Looks good
Arrived looking good. Planted in fall and now blooming so looks happy.
May 4, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Very hardy
I planted this spring and plant is doing very well. It is full of red/orange colored berries
December 16, 2016
1 year ago
Growing Zone:

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
Cardinals love them.
David V on Dec 11, 2017
I needed evergreens with color for our courtyard.
George M on Oct 13, 2017
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
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
Needed high color at my property entrance. Needed hardy plant.
Kimball Peed I on Nov 25, 2017
i ordered this to make a barrier. they work great
phillip h on Oct 6, 2017
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.
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.
We're looking for something to grow up and cover a chain link fence next to our driveway. We have about 2 feet of ground between the fence and pavement. Would this be a good choice to plant there to do the trick? Or do you think it will this bush out too much into the driveway? Thanks.
Eddie S on May 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I think this would be a great choice. The Firethorns I received were in great shape and grew very fast. I planted mine against a brick wall and they look great. I keep them trimmed back so they don't intrude into the yard, though. I would suggest you keep yours trimmed or they will probably get out of hand.
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
I live in zone 10; east of San Diego. Summers will.get to 105° and winters to 30°. Will I be grow?
Margie K on Nov 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You probably can. I live in Cincinnati. The summers can get in the 90s and the winters as low as 15 degrees. We planted five of them two years ago. We are using them as a screen. It will probably take a few more years to get a large as we wanted them. But, they are beautiful and doing well.
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
Will it climb a trellis?
Bonny L on Oct 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, but you need to tie it on and weave it through, you see more of the berries that way. It also holds it up when the berries are heavy
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.
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.
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.
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: The Cotoneaster is a thornless variety.
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.
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.
Do songbirds eat the berries. Do they prefer the red to the orange?
William H on Nov 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine are 2 years old , they have bunches of berries, I haven't seen any birds interested this fall... but over the winter they might be hungry. I have both orange and red but I don't have a better answer. Hope that helped
deer resistant?
Deanna C on Jun 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is is deer resistant. However if food is sparse deer will eat anything.
when is the best time of the year to prune the Mohave Pyracantha?
Ann M on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Spring and fall.
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.
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.
Would this plant thrive in a 5b zone?
Mary J on Aug 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortualey the recommended growing zones are 6-9.
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.
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.

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