Pyracantha - Yellow

Pyracantha yellow berries

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Pyracantha Yellow (Pyracantha Firethorn 'Soleil d'Or') is a great hedging plant if you are looking to add some privacy and security to your garden. Its dense growing habit along with the many thorns also makes it ideal for birds to nest and the bright orange berries that appear in the autumn are a great source of food. It is not only the birds that love this hedging plant, this evergreen shrub is smothered in fragrant, white flowers which are a favourite with bees. 

It is a tough, hardy plant which grows quite quickly (approx 50cm p.a.) and should be pruned after flowering to expose the spent flowers, which will become berries, to sunshine. We also have Red and Orange varieties of Pyracantha, as well as an additional variety which we have available in the form of a living screen. 

More Information

  • Berry Colour Yellow
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour White
  • Grows Up To 2.5m
  • Has Berries Yes
  • Is Edible No
  • Native No
  • Intruder Proof Yes
  • Privacy Hedge Yes

Pruning of Pyracantha is not technically necessary unless you wish to keep it to a specific height and shape, which if grown as a hedge is usually the case.

When Pyracantha is first planted, ideally it should be left to develop for a couple of years in order to establish a good root system, unless the plant is already mature and you wish to keep it to the current height and shape. Pruning needs to be done at the right time of year however, otherwwise flowering and fruiting could be impacted the following year.

The ideal time for maintenance pruning is actually during flowering in the late spring. This may seem strange, however it is not with a view of cutting back the flowering stems themselves as these will go on to produce the lovely red berries. Pruning whilst flowering allows you to identify the stems that aren't producing and to cut those particular stems back by around a third or a little more to encourage healthy growth which will then produce the following year. When cutting the stems, cut at a downward angle so that any water can run off the cut and the plant can heal quickly.

It is also important to maintain good airflow around the shrub so that disease can be prevented for the most part. To ensure good airflow, don't allow the centre to become too dense. Simply look for the older stems coming from the centre and trim a few (not all) of the stems away to improve the air circulation around the plant. In the main this will help to prevent diseases such as scab or any fungal diseases from taking hold.

Finally, to maintain a good shape, you will need to trim some of the outer stems but usually only the ones most outward growing. These will be slightly older stems by a couple of years. Lightly trim these back to achieve the desired shape but don't hard prune as it will take longer for the plant to recover and be productive.

If however your Pyracanthat is old, overgrown or unruly, it will stand a hard prune to bring it back to some kind of shaping and can be cut back by as much as half of its bulk. This can be done any time between March and October for best results. Although it may take a little while to recover, being quite a tough shrub it will inevitably bounce back.

Our top tip for Pyracantha pruning though is to invest in a very thick pair of gardening gloves. Pyracantha is also known as Firethorn, a name derived from its colourful nature but mostly the long thorns that adorn this plant but which make it ideal as an intruder deterrent. Care should always be taken when pruning but the rewards are plentiful, especially when the plant is in full flower or awash with a profusion of colourful berries.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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    40/60cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
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    Planting Density:
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    Price £9.99
    Planting Density:
    3 to 5 per metre
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More Information
Berry ColourYellow
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourWhite
Grows Up To2.5m
Has BerriesYes
Is EdibleNo
NativeNo
Intruder ProofYes
Privacy HedgeYes

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-5 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
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Yellow Pyracantha (Pyracantha Firethorn 'Soleil d'Or') is a beautiful and colourful hedge which will provide security to your garden due to its thorny stems, as well as being a great source of food for birds.