Some shrubs, such as rhododendrons and buddleias, delight us with one big burst of colour during the year. But others offer a longer season of interest. Pyracanthas flower in June, their dazzling white flowerheads bringing out the colour of their rich, dark evergreen foliage. By September, and continuing through winter, the flowerheads have matured to clusters of scarlet, orange or yellow berries, which seem to drip from the branches like jewels. Not only do the berries shine in low winter light, but blackbirds, thrushes and fieldfares love them.
Pyracantha to grow
Offering a long season of interest, Pyracantha is a must-have in the garden. Browse our list of varieties to grow.