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Pyracantha coccinea 'Lowboy' (Scarlet Firethorn)

Scarlet Firethorn 'Lowboy', Egyptian Thorn 'Lowboy', Everlasting Thorn 'Lowboy', Fire Bush 'Lowboy'


Low-growing, Pyracantha coccinea ‘Lowboy’ (Scarlet Firethorn) is a thorny, evergreen shrub of spreading habit with glossy, oval, dark green leaves. In late spring to early summer, a profusion of creamy white flowers held in dense clusters cover the arching, spiny branches, and contrast nicely against the dark green foliage. They are followed by masses of shiny berries that ripen to bright orange in fall, and persist well into winter. Hungry birds feast on them. Versatile, this Scarlet Firethorn cultivar is best planted as a specimen or massed as a vibrant groundcover.

  • Grows up to 2-5 ft. tall (60-150 cm) and 3-6 ft. wide (90-180 cm).
  • Easily grown in average, dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Some drought tolerance.
  • Great as a specimen plant, shrub borders, foundation plantings, groundcover, cottage gardens.
  • Watch for scab, fireblight and leaf blight.
  • Native to southeastern Europe, the Himalayas and central China.

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
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 2' – 5' (60cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 36" – 72" (90cm – 180cm)
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, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Clay Soil, Drought
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
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 6 – 9
Heat Zones 6 – 9
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 2' – 5' (60cm – 150cm)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 36" – 72" (90cm – 180cm)
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, Semi-Evergreen, Fruit & Berries
Tolerance Clay Soil, Drought
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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