The Scarlet Firethorn is a variety of thorny evergreen shrub—a fast-growing plant with stiff branches and an upright-spreading habit that make it ideal for hedging. Native to a broad region covering southwestern Europe all the way to southeastern Asia, the plant is adaptable to a variety of environments and soil conditions. The Scarlet Firethorn gets its common name from its most distinctive feature, the abundant clusters of bright, yellow-orange fruit that cover its branches, which make a nice contrast to the shiny dark green leaves. In the late spring and early summer, the bush flowers into attractive small white blossoms.
|Sunset Heat Zones:||3 - 24|
|USDA Hardiness Zones:||6 - 9|
|Mature Size:||Up to 10’ height and 8’ width|
|Sun/Shade:||Partial Shade to Full Sun|
|Pest/Disease Issues:||No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to aphids, scales, spider mites, fire blight, and sooty mold.|