Santa Cruz Pyracantha (Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz')
Santa Cruz Pyracantha is a medium to large shrub especially noted for its prolific display of red berries in late fall and winter. A bush variety, Santa Cruz can be trimmed as a hedge or shaped. The natural growth pattern is around waist high and twice as wide at maturity.
Pyracantha needs plenty of water the first summer and once established prefers deep infrequent soaking in well-drained soil. Plant in part to full sun.
Pyracantha has thorns ½” long placed behind leaves on the stems. There is an oily residue that will leave no doubt why they are called Firethorn.
Clusters of small fragrant white flowers in spring
Bright red berries in winter
Full to partial sun