Pyracantha are viciously prickly, but particularly attractive. In winter the whole plant becomes covered in bunches of jewel like berries that provide a mass of food for the birds. Whilst not completely evergreen they will hold onto most of their bright green leaves until spring, its quite normal for them to suddenly cast off most of their old leaves as the new buds burst. Plant them close together and within a year or two they will be completely impenetrable.
Pyracantha Red Column is a robust variety that is very tough in most condtions. It is ideal for hedging, wall shrubs or stand alone shrubs - anwhere you can really appreciate the masses of deep red berries that are produced from autumn onwards. The prickles act as great defense barrier, if using as hedge plant 2 / 3 to the metre
Pyracantha Golden Charmer a compact shrub thorny shrub with red flushed stems and glossy green leaves and golden yellow berries from autumn onwards. Only reaches 2.5m if left untrimmed. Plant 2 or 3 per metre