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30/06/2013 at 20:25

Hi there, can anone offer any advice on how to get my pyracantha to flower? It's 3 years old and significant growth but no flowers ...?

30/06/2013 at 20:39

Hello athers100

Did you prune,your plant last summer?  If so you removed the flowering wood

Lush growth suggests good living.  You could apply potash feeds but I would leave it now to fend for itself.  It should flower next year

30/06/2013 at 20:44

Hi Verdun, no  -  haven't pruned it at all.  I'll give it another year and if no joy it will have to go.  Thanks for advice.

30/06/2013 at 20:54

it does take a time before you get a good show,do not prune to hard(I did that one year and it was poor the year after)I wait until berries are over.I have two that are now in flower and give good protection as burglary deterrent.

30/06/2013 at 23:44

this is the 3rd year I have had a pyracanta, and this is the first year it has flowered.

i have never pruned it, it is situated in a shady area, beneath a large magnolia, but i gave it a good mulch with manure in spring,

01/07/2013 at 21:07

Thanks for your advice, will try the mulching and not prune  - maybe a better year in 2014.

01/07/2013 at 21:15

Mine have been in years, they are just late flowering this year.

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