Scientific Name: 
Pyracantha spp.

Common Name: 
Firethorn, Pyracantha


How is this plant unsafe?

How do you plant safely?


  • Plant has obvious thorns.
  • Note how large the plant grows and plant it a safe distance away from sidewalks and paths.
  • Use caution when working with this plant and consider wearing protective clothing such as long sleeves, long pants, gloves, sturdy shoes and eye protection.
  • There are many species, cultivars and varieties of this plant available in the nursery trade, caution should be used with all types.