Pyracantha fortuneana (Maxim.) H.L.Li

Chinese Firethorn

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Pyracantha

Category: Shrub - Evergreen

Zones: 6 to 8

Size: To 10' tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Red berries in winter. Small dark green leaves, oval, serrated margins. Long thorns on the branches. Deer resistant.


Published in J. Arnold Arbor. 25(4): 420 in 1944.

Basionym Photinia fortuneana Maxim.

Synonyms Pyracantha crenatoserrata (Hance) Rehder, Photinia crenatoserrata Hance.

Native to China.

Listed as P. crenatoserrata by many sources.


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