Orange Pyracantha Hedging – Pyracantha Orange Glow


Pyracantha ‘Orange Glow’, also known as Firethorn, is a vibrant evergreen shrub beloved for its luminous orange berries and year-round intrigue. Native to the regions extending from Southeast Europe to Southeast Asia, it has secured a robust reputation in British gardens due to its hardiness and appealing aesthetic.


Orange Pyracantha Hedging – Pyracantha ‘Orange Glow’

Pyracantha ‘Orange Glow’, also known as Firethorn, is a vibrant evergreen shrub beloved for its luminous orange berries and year-round intrigue. Native to the regions extending from Southeast Europe to Southeast Asia, it has secured a robust reputation in British gardens due to its hardiness and appealing aesthetic.

Description and Characteristics

Employed as hedging, ‘Orange Glow’ generally reaches a height and spread of 2-3 metres (6-10 feet). It features small, glossy, dark green leaves that beautifully set off the fiery orange berries. It has a moderate growth rate of about 30cm (1 foot) per year, and with proper care, it can thrive for several decades.

Flowering, Fruits, and Reproduction

In late spring, ‘Orange Glow’ offers clusters of subtle white flowers that are a favourite amongst many pollinators. As the season transitions, these flowers evolve into brilliant orange berries that persist through autumn and well into winter, ensuring an extended period of vibrancy.

Benefits to Wildlife

The ‘Orange Glow’ cultivar provides a variety of benefits for local wildlife. Its white spring flowers offer a valuable source of nectar for bees and other insects, while its autumn and winter berries supply a crucial food source for birds when other nourishment is limited. Furthermore, its dense, thorny branches form excellent protective and nesting opportunities for birds.

Ideal for British Gardens

‘Orange Glow’ is adaptable, thriving in a range of soil types and conditions from full sun to partial shade. Its evergreen nature, combined with its dazzling orange berries, makes it a top choice for hedging, offering year-round privacy, and colour. The thorny branches can serve as a deterrent for unwanted visitors, making it a useful and attractive barrier plant.

Distribution in the UK

Pyracantha, including the ‘Orange Glow’ cultivar, is a common sight across the UK, adorning urban and rural gardens alike. The robust nature of this plant, coupled with its striking orange berry display, makes it a popular choice.

To conclude, Pyracantha ‘Orange Glow’ is a perfect addition to British garden designs, thanks to its year-round interest, robustness, low maintenance requirements, and valuable contributions to local wildlife. Its richly coloured berries and defensive features further enhance its standing amongst gardeners and landscapers.


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Foliage Type



Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Fast Growth

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