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Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) ShrubPyracantha x 'Mohave'

72 reviews
  • Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) Shrub
  • Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) Shrub
  • Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) Shrub
  • Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) Shrub
  • Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) Shrub

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Mohave Pyracantha (Firethorn) ShrubPyracantha x 'Mohave'

72 reviews
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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 Fast-Growing-Trees.com 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!

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. 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.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

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
Grows Well In Zones: 6-9 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #
6-9 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors

(hardy down to 0℉)

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Marilyn G.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Happy so far!

The plant looked healthy and we planted it less than 24 hours after receiving it. We watered it immediately. It looks good and has some new growth.

Robert B.
United States United States
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We bought these trees from Fast-growing-trees.com a year ago to replace a 25yo hedge that was destroyed by a runway semi-truck. In the year, these new plants are already as tall as the old hedge. Gorgous!

Greg J.
United States United States
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Better than a barbed wire fence

Growing up, this was a yard staple. Dad called it 'nature's barbed wire'. Planted around the perimeter, it is a strong deterrent to trespassers. But be aware, untended plants can quickly get out of control, taking over property lines. The sharp thorns require the use of heavy leather gloves when trimming. I would even recommend forearm protection as well. That being said. This is an attractive plant the is easy on the eyes, requires minimal care and is well suited for multiple climates. We had it in Virginia, Nevada and New Mexico. It also provides shade and serves as refuge for wildlife.

Suzanne H.
United States United States
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Mojave pyracantha

Love it. I cannot wait until it grows a little larger.

United States United States
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Very, very pleased with my purchase. Unable to find this plant anywhere in the area. I was pleasantly surprised by the size and excellent condition. It seems to be growing beautifully. Thank you.