Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or'

Pyracantha 'Soleil D'Or'

Firethorn

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or'
  • Common name: Firethorn
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 2.5m

Spread: 3m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Attractive to wildlife, Flowers, Fruit, Thorns

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Pyracantha is a tough, hardy shrub, tolerant of a wide range of demanding conditions, including shaded and exposed positions. It grows into a dense thorny evergreen hedge, perfect for using to cover boundaries and training against walls. It bears a profusion of brightly coloured berries. 

Pyracantha ‘Soleil d’Or’ has lighter green leaves than other pyracanthas, which are complemented by huge clusters of yellow berries.

Grow in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost, and prune in early to mid-summer.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers, Provides shelter/habitat, Seeds for birds

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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