Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉) 6-9 outdoors
- 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 & Photos
Very fast online buying. I received a healthy looking plant that was larger in size than I expected. Shipping package was sturdy and there was no damage to the plant. Thank you very much.
Plants arrived quickly and in great shape
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.
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.
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.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: First, select an area with full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) and well-drained soil. Pyracantha Shrubs grow in most soil types but prefer moist, well-drained conditions.
When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that's large enough to accommodate the shrub's root ball (with some extra width to make room for mature growth), place your shrub and backfill the soil. We recommend watering to settle the roots and mulching to conserve moisture.
2. Watering: Occasional deep watering from early spring to late fall with 1 inch of water per week or more during hot, dry periods of weather provides enough moisture for the shrub. Use a garden hose and water at the soil level.
If you're not sure when to water, check the soil with your index finger, about 3 inches down. If the soil is dry, water until it's moist. Stop watering during the winter months.
3. Fertilizing: Annual fertilization when new growth begins in late winter can help boost the growth of your Pyracantha. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer such as 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 at a rate of 1 tablespoon per foot of height is sufficient for each plant.
4. Pruning: Prune Pyracantha during the spring after it finishes blooming. Remove any dead or diseased wood at its point of origin. To maintain shape, select wayward or leggy side shoots and cut them back to the first three leaves or cluster of berries. Remove lower branches for a treelike form or leave them in place for a more natural shape. The Pyracantha has sharp thorns, so wear thick gloves while pruning to avoid injuries.
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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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