Firethorn - Pyracantha coccinea

Description

This evergreen thorny shrub has small white flowers and bright orange or red berries.

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Habitat

Sometimes escapes from cultivation to establish in hedgerows or woods.

When to see it

Flowers in June.

Life History

Thorny evergreen shrub.

UK Status

Occasional but widespread in the southern half of Britain as an escape from cultivation.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map