Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge (Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column') description
The highly fragrant, bee-friendly white flowers of Red Firethorn, stand out against the small mid-green foliage of this evergreen hedging plant in May. Once the flowers are gone the branches are smothered in bunches of glossy red berries, which make Pyracantha hedging a great food source for wildlife, such as birds who will also nest within the dense, prickly cover.
Common uses of Red Firethorn hedging
Although not suited to coastal or windy sites Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' is very useful. It offers year-round cover and is fast-growing, ideal for screening purposes and provides lovely seasonal interest with berries and flowers. The dense habit of Red Firethorn means that it forms a great shelter for wildlife and a good noise barrier, as well as being an effective intruder proof hedge due to its prickly thorns. A Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge is perfect for garden, formal, natural and landscape hedging, as it is easy to maintain and looks good when trimmed tightly or left a little bushy.
Combine Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' with
Try combining your Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge with other Pyracantha hedging plants, such as Orange and Yellow berried varieties for a colourful display. Red Firethorn also works well when planted alone, giving your garden a lasting burst of colour and interest.
Growth rate of Red Pyracantha hedging
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' is a fast-growing hedge plant, with an expected growth of 50cm a year. These hedges look best when maintained to a height of between 1 - 3 metres.
Care advice for Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'
Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' is a very low maintenance shrub but we recommend pruning after flowering in order to encourage healthy foliage and an attractive shape. Please view our Hedging Care Advice section for further information on pruning your Pyracantha hedging.
Suggested planting density for Pyracantha hedging
For information regarding the planting density requirements of Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column', please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type. Read our planting density recommendations here.
Red Pyracantha hedging is available to buy year-round as cell grown and pot grown plants.
The bulk of our Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge plants are UK grown by professionals with years of horticultural experience and skill, though we will occasionally source Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column' from dedicated nurseries outside of the UK, where we are certain that the quality cannot be matched. At best4hedging we always do our utmost to deliver to you the freshest, highest quality plants whilst keeping our prices great, so you can buy your Red Pyracantha Firethorn hedge with confidence.