It is an evergreen bonsai of slow growth. It has thorny branches and it is well known for its white flowers blossoming in spring and the vibrant colours of its fruits (from red to yellow) in autumn.
It can be placed outdoors all year round, in direct sunlight during flowering. In summer it should be kept in the shade. It is very resilient to cold weather but it should be protected from freezing conditions.
It needs plenty of humidity. Do not dampen the flowers when watering.
Spring and autumn. It is best not to feed during the flowering period.
Every 2 years in spring.
100% Akadama or mixed with 20% of volcanic clay.
Pruning and pinching
It is carried out at the beginning of spring.
After flowering . When the branch has 6 to 8 new pairs of leaves use the tweezers to cut down to 2 pairs.
All year round
Pyracantha hedges have been used as stopping bushes. In Spain they are frequently planted in the middle of motorways to cushion cars in the case of an accident and to prevent them from crashing into traffic coming the other way.