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Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) Shrub Pyracantha x 'Mohave'

Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) Shrub
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Regular price $59.95 Sale price
  • 3 Gallon
  • 2-3 ft. (20% Off)

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Product Details

Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉) 
      6-9 outdoors
   Map 6-9 outdoors
  • Mature Height:
  • 8-12 ft.
  • Mature Width:
  • 8-12 ft.
  • Sunlight:
  • Full Sun
  • Growth Rate:
  • Fast
  • Botanical Name:
  • Pyracantha x 'Mohave'
  • Does Not Ship To:
  • AZ

Product Description

Vivid Red and Green Color + Hardy Growth

Why Mohave Pyracanthas?

With the Mohave, also known as the Firethorn, you get hardy evergreen growth, shade tolerance and adaptability to challenging conditions…all with exotic color that’s second to none when it comes to evergreens. Our Mohave offers classic green vibrancy with the twist of vivid red berries – and tons of them.

Initially, the berries emerge as a deep burnt-orange but soon turn to a bright fire-engine red. And when spring arrives, white flowers will burst onto the scene and cover your shrub. Plus, 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. 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.

Why is Better

But the best part of all is our Firethorn is prepared for strong, consistent growth. Because we’ve planted and nurtured each Mohave at our nursery, you get a well-developed root system and healthy branching. We’ve put in the extra work so that you get amazing results in your own landscape.

When your planting needs call for attention, turn to the Mohave Pyracantha. And add a splash of color to your landscape today with our Firethorn!

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I recommend this product
See the birds Rocking, Hear the birds Singing, feeling Hot, Hot Hot!

As soon as I saw that Perky, Prickly, berry-filled Pyracantha. I wanted to do the Calypso. It is just gorgeous, healthy and so happy! Packaging superb, delivery time just right, more time to decide Where I wanted to plant it. Of course, I bought this for the zillions of birds that stop in my yard from I-95 S., to I-95 N each year. All of the birds are eyeing it greedily. I will add some Grey Twig Dogwood shrubs soon for the Cat Birds here, the adults 'Meow', the babies 'mew-mew-mew' from the nests. I also LOVE my Saturn Peach that is now heading on 6 years old. Everything I have received from you is Perfect! Thanks FGT for the continual quality of your products.

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Good Experience

It took awhile to get here...But, when it arrived, the plant was healthy and so far has adapted to its new home. I can recommend Fast Growing Trees.

United States United States
I recommend this product

Prompt shipping. Bush was healthy and full. My upscale local nurseries didn’t even carry it. I got exactly what I hoped for.

Rebecca S.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Healthy and growing!

I ordered two shrubs, they were larger than I expected them to be, they were very well packaged and they’re doing great now that they’re planted.

Jeffrey M.
United States United States
I recommend this product
Mohave Pyracantha

Plant arrived in very healthy condition. I have planted beside metal trellis mounted on side of garage. I hope to train the stems' semi formal wall. Fast Growing Trees got me off to a great start! By the way- be sure to check soil- need to water until established '

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.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however we are currently experiencing delays and could take up to 11-14 days 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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Less than $15 $11.95
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$24.00-$39.99 $16.95
$40.00-$79.99 $19.95
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$99.00-$118.99 $29.95
$119.00-$148.99 $39.95

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