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Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or'


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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit, Thorns, Attractive to wildlife



Skill level


Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or'

Plant details

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.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Pyracantha

Cultivar: Soleil d'Or

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit, Thorns, Attractive to wildlife

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 250cm

Spread: 300cm

Reader reviews


I just wanted to add some more information other readers may find usefull. Pyracantha can be effected by Fireblight and Pyrcantha scab, there are varieties though that are resistant.

Also most people assume the berries are poisonous but infact there are not and can be eaten, its used to make Pyracantha jelly.

this this website might be usefull to other readers as it is all about Pyracantha and offer alot of good information


I planted this shrub by my 6ft garden wall to help deter intruders from going over it, after having a few incidents of that sort. It looks good year-round but I haven't found it very fast growing so it's taken a few years to start to serve the purpose I planted it for. Mine is planted in particularly heavy clay and it's also in partial shade which may have slowed it somewhat.

There's a pyracantha near me of unknown species which has been allowed to grow into the size and shape of a small shape - because it's large and unclipped, it attracts a large amount of bees when in bloom.

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