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py·ra·can·tha

 (pī′rə-kăn′thə)
n.
Any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha in the rose family, native to Asia and often cultivated for their evergreen foliage and showy reddish or orange berries. Also called firethorn.

[New Latin Pyracantha, genus name, from Latin pyracantha, a shrub, from Greek purakantha : pūr, fire; see pyre + akantha, thorn.]
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pyracantha

(ˌpaɪrəˈkænθə)
n
(Plants) any rosaceous shrub of the genus Pyracantha, esp the firethorn, widely cultivated for ornament
[C17: from Greek purakantha name of a shrub, from pyro- +akantha thorn]
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fire•thorn

(ˈfaɪərˌθɔrn)

n.
any thorny shrub of the genus Pyracantha, rose family, with evergreen foliage and orange berries.
[1905–10]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyracantha - any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha bearing small white flowers followed by hard red or orange-red berriesPyracantha - any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Pyracantha bearing small white flowers followed by hard red or orange-red berries
genus Pyracantha - Eurasian evergreen thorny shrubs bearing red or orange-red berries
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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The dense, spiny and fast-growing evergreen firethorn, or pyracantha, can also be grown as a hedge and trained on any aspect of wall including shaded and exposed positions.
Donnie ATO liven up green uniform hedging, try roses, Berberis vulgaris common barberry) and Pyracantha (firethorn), which make excellent flowering hedges and invite beneficial wildlife.
Donnie ATO liven up green uniform hedging, try roses, Berberis vulgaris (common barberry) and Pyracantha (firethorn), which make excellent flowering hedges and invite beneficial wildlife.
Donnie ATO h liven up green uniform hedging, try roses, Berberis vulgaris (common barberry) and Pyracantha (firethorn), which make excellent flowering hedges and invite beneficial wildlife.
Planting spiky bushes such as pyracantha, Berberis or holly along boundaries or by low roofs is good to deter intruders too, but there are a few extra steps you can take to keep summer houses, outbuildings, sheds and garages secure.
Dereck AONE of my favourites is pyracantha, above, or firethorn, which grows well and looks dazzling as it bursts with loads of bright red or orange berries.
Wall shrubs like the pyracantha don't climb naturally, and must be trained, but will just lean against the wall once established.
For a security hedge, try blackthorn mixed with hawthorn, pyracantha, cotoneaster and mahonia.
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Barry Keniry did well to force topweight Pyracantha home in front late on in the 2m4f novice handicap chase, jumping the last around four lengths down in third place yet getting up in the final strides for a neck victory.
Q My two-year-old pyracantha Orange Glow is very healthy but has never flowered or produced berries.
A My suggestions would be a climber like jasmine or honeysuckle, or a trained wall shrub such as Flowering quince (Chaenomeles), or Pyracantha, which is spiky.