Pyracantha coccinea 'Chadwickii'
Also called Chadwick Scarlett Firethorn
More About Pyracantha coccinea 'Chadwickii'
- Abundant, small, white flowers
- Green berries change to an orange-red colour, persisting into the winter
- Semi-evergreen leaves on stiff, thorny branches
- Irregular, almost wild habit
- Bloom Time: Spring
Notable specimens can be found at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario.
Chadwick Firethorn Growing and Maintenance Tips
Growing best in a slightly acidic soil, firethorn requires consistent moisture until established, then they are moderately drought tolerant. They will tolerate partial shade, but will show best fruit production in full sun. Pruning can be done anytime of the year and they can be trained to climb a trellis for a spectacular, winter show. Firethorn can benefit from protection (burlap wrap) against drying, winter winds and winter sun in an exposed location.
Pyracantha coccinea 'Chadwickii' Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Average to Dry Soils
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