Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- Mature Height:
- 8-12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-12 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Pyracantha x 'Mohave'
- Does Not Ship To:
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!
Customer Reviews & Photos
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Once again, Fast Growing Trees made Christmas special. The pyracantha arrived right on time, is a beautiful plant, and reminded my wife of the one her mother had when my wife was a little girl. Thank you!
Plant was larger than expected Planted easily, with new soil and root stuff Growing well already Cannot wait for berries and birds
Plants arrived in good condition and were more substantial than I anticipated. Weeks later, they have acclimated well to their new home
Excellent, quality plant
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|