Scarlet firethorn

Pyracantha coccinea 'Teton'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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Scarlet firethorn (Pyracantha coccinea 'Teton')
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Genus:  Pyracantha

Developed by the National Arboretum, 'Teton' pyracantha has a striking upright form, reaching 12 feet tall or more, and orange to golden yellow fruit. It is also resistant to fireblight and scab. Less hardy than some other cultivars, only to Zone 6.

Noteworthy Characteristics: 

Abundant, golden fruit. Fireblight and scab resistant.

Care: 

Fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.

Propagation: 

Sow seed in a cold frame in autumn, or root semi-ripe cuttings in summer with bottom heat.

Problems: 

Spider mites, lacebug, caterpillars, scale insects, aphids, dieback, and wilt can cause problems.

Overview

Height
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Spread
10 ft. to 15 ft.
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Adaptable
Maintenance
Moderate
Characteristics
Showy Fruit
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White
Uses
Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

Pyracantha coccinea 'Teton'