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Pyracantha (Firethorn)

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))
Pyracantha (Firethorn) - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

Shrub with heavily spiked branches bearing small, oval leaves, white flowers in spring/summer and clusters of red/orange/yellow berries in the autumn.

STYLE : Suits informal upright, slanting, cascade, semi-cascade, root-over-rock, clasped-to-rock and clump.

WARNING: Spines are lethal - tips can be trimmed. Branches are stiff and easily broken. Wire and bend when young and thereafter with great care.

Care Info

REPOT : Every 2 years in spring. SOIL : 40:60 grit:organic.

PRUNE : Spring prune to shape. New shoots emanate from side of spines so prune back to the spine which points in the direction required for the new shoot.

PINCH : Pinch out larger leaves during growing season.

WATER : Keep wet but not saturated. Dryness will result in poor flowering/fruiting and also dieback.

FEED : Balanced feed weekly until flowering and then low nitrogen through to autumn.

WARNING: Spines are lethal - tips can be trimmed. Branches are stiff and easily broken. Wire and bend when young and thereafter with great care.


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