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Pyracantha, Red Column

P. coccinea Red Column, Red Firethorn

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  • Root Type/Plant Size

    Pot Grown, 30-45cm (12-18ins) (Limited Stock Available)

  • £3.49
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Price per item for 1+ 5+ 50+ 250+
Pg 30-45cm
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Pg = Pot Grown

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Dense, spiny, fast growing evergreen hedge with clusters of white flowers in June and masses of bunches of spherical, very colourful berries in autumn and winter. These can be useful food for birds. This form has a more upright habit with dark green foliage and masses of bright red berries. Shade tolerant. Also excellent for training on a wall of any aspect where a height of 2.7m (9ft) and spread of 3.7m (12ft) can be attained, or for a free standing shrub. Pyracanthas mainly flower then fruit on shoots produced in the previous year, so when pruning retain as many potential flowering shoots as possible.

HEDGE Trim between May and July. For hedges 1.2 - 2.7m (4 - 9ft). Plant 60cm (2ft) apart.

SHRUB 2.7 x 3.7m (9 x 12ft).

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Pyracantha, Red Column is available as:

Pg = Pot Grown

Pot Grown Plants

These are normally sold in small 9cm wide pots, unless a different pot size is shown (where the pot size is shown in litres). Pot grown plants can be planted at any time of the year.


Pot Grown are generally available all year.

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.

Planting Distances for planting as a Hedge

We recommend planting Pyracantha, Red Column in a single row 60cm/2ft apart.

To calculate the number of plants needed for a length of hedging, click on Planting Distance Calculator above.

Planting Guide & RootGrow

We recommend planting with RootGrow. The recommended amount for RootGrow for an order will be shown in your shopping basket.

We will send out a planting guide with your order, you also can find a guide to planting here.


Hedging - As a general rule, plants grown for hedging need pruning to encourage side branching. Usually the harder a plant is pruned the bushier it will be. If they are not pruned there is a danger that the hedges will be thin and bare at the base and that the tips of the plants will die back. If the plant is naturally bushy, less or sometimes no pruning will be needed to achieve a dense hedge.

Pyracantha, Red Column: Cut back by about one third the leading and long side shoots and repeat during the second winter.

    • SKU
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • Good for Wildlife/Bees
    • Native
    • Evergreen/Deciduous
    • Keeps Leaves in Winter
  • Soil and position
    • Suitable for any normal soil and position, and
      Suitable for Costal Areas
      Suitable for Damp Shade
      Suitable for Windy Sites
  • Plant Height and Growth
    • Hedge Height
      1.2-2.7m (4-9ft)
    • Approx. Ultimate Height
      2.7m (9ft)
    • Average Growth per Year
      30-60cm (1-2ft)
  • Root Type/Plant Size
    • Root Type/Plant Size
      Pot Grown, 30-45cm (12-18ins)
      Pot Grown, 2 Litre Pot
    • Potted/Bare Root
      Pot Grown