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Pyracantha angustifolia 'Gnome' (Narrowleaf Firethorn)

Narrowleaf Firethorn 'Gnome', Slender Firethorn 'Gnome', Woolly Firethorn 'Gnome'


Noted for its winter hardiness, Pyracantha angustifolia 'Gnome' (Narrowleaf Firethorn) is a compact, thorny, evergreen shrub of dense habit with lance-shaped, glossy, dark green leaves. In late spring to early summer, tight clusters of attractive white flowers appear along the prior year's wood. They are followed by abundant brilliant orange berries in fall, which persist well into winter. Attractive ornamental garden hedge, it is also an excellent security barrier. It can also be grown against a wall or fence.

  • Grows up to 4-6 ft. tall (120-180 cm) and 6-8 ft. wide (180-240 cm).
  • Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Drought and dry soil tolerant.
  • Great as a specimen plant, shrub borders, foundation plantings, barrier hedges, wall-side borders, cottage gardens.
  • Watch for scab, fireblight, leaf blight and root rot.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Pyracantha - Firethorns
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 9
Heat Zones 1 – 12
Climate Zones 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Pyracantha - Firethorns
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 72" – 96" (180cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens, Wall-Side Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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