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Pyracantha Red Column is an evergreen climbing shrub with thorny branches (perfect for keeping out intruders) and dark green glossy leaves. Pyracantha is a great hedging shrub - being dense growing and evergreen with decorative value as well from its blooms and autumn berries. These climbing Pyracantha Red Column specimens are currently trained on a trellis that has small white flowers in spring followed by bright red berries in autumn. They look stunning against the glossy dark green leaves. Pyracantha berries are adored by birds and the white flowers attract pollinators.
Pyracantha Red Column is a beautiful evergreen shrub that provides excellent colour for the winter months. It is best grown in full sun or partial shade and will grow to a maximum height 3 - 4 metres and a maximum spread 3 - 4 metres. Pyracantha Red Column grows well in any well drained moist fertile soil. You can view our entire collection of Climbers here.
How Hardy Is Pyracantha Red Column?
Pyracantha Red Column is extremely hardy. It is an evergreen shrub that will retain its leaves through wind, rain, snow and spells of drought.
How To Use Pyracantha Red Column
This is one of the best choices for security planting. Not only is it a beautiful glossy shrub with bright red berries, it is also prickly, dense and unattractive to intruders, including cats. It suits a wildlife garden by providing nectar for bees and cover for nesting birds in the spring. During the winter months it shelters birds and insects. It’s a great place to situate a bee or insect house.
You can easily train this climbing Pyracantha along a fence and cut it back to maintain the height width and depth if space is in short supply. Alternatively plant it under windows, against a wall or even as a specimen shrub the border. You can prune it into shapes or let it form a natural clump. In the summer months try growing clematis in its supportive branches.
How To Care For Pyracantha Red Column
Pyracantha Red Column is so hardy it needs little care. That said, to ensure the glossiest leaves mulch around the base with well rotted manure, and water new shrubs until they are established.
If you want to prune back your Pyracantha Red Column you need to choose the right time or you risk sacrificing the flowers and berries. Try cutting back a third of the old flowering shoots once the flowers have finished, or lightly prune all over leaving some new growth. Make sure you wear gloves to prune and keep your arms covered.
Pyracantha Red Column is a perfect choice for security hedging. It is an attractive evergreen, thorny, protective and great for wildlife.