Red Pyracantha Hedging – Pyracantha Ventoux Red


Pyracantha ‘Ventoux Red’, commonly known as Firethorn, is a dense, spiny evergreen shrub well-known for its vibrant red berries and year-round interest. Native to southeast Europe and Asia, it has found a place in many British gardens and landscapes.


Red Pyracantha Hedging – Pyracantha ‘Ventoux Red’

Pyracantha ‘Ventoux Red’, commonly known as Firethorn, is a dense, spiny evergreen shrub well-known for its vibrant red berries and year-round interest. Native to southeast Europe and Asia, it has found a place in many British gardens and landscapes.

Description and Characteristics

Ventoux Red typically grows to a height and spread of 2-3 metres (6-10 feet) when used as a hedge. It boasts small, dark green, glossy leaves, which are complemented by white flowers in the spring and striking red berries in the autumn and winter.

This Pyracantha cultivar has a moderate growth rate of approximately 30cm (1 foot) per year and is renowned for its longevity, often living several decades.

Flowering, Fruits, and Reproduction

In late spring, Ventoux Red bursts into life with clusters of white flowers that attract a myriad of pollinators. Following the flowering period, bright red berries start to form, maturing in the autumn and persisting well into winter, providing an extended display of colour.

Benefits to Wildlife

Pyracantha ‘Ventoux Red’ is a banquet for local wildlife. The springtime blossoms are a nectar source for bees and other insects, while the autumn berries provide a vital food source for birds during colder months when other food is scarce. Additionally, the dense, thorny branches offer excellent protection and nesting opportunities for birds.

Ideal for British Gardens

Ventoux Red is extremely versatile, thriving in a variety of soil conditions, and can tolerate full sun to partial shade. This hardiness, combined with its evergreen nature, makes it a popular choice for hedging, providing year-round privacy and colour. It also works well as a wall plant or as an impenetrable barrier due to its thorny branches.

Distribution in the UK

Pyracantha is a common sight across the UK, seen in urban and rural gardens alike. This particular cultivar, Ventoux Red, is chosen frequently for its vibrant berry display and robust nature.

In conclusion, Pyracantha ‘Ventoux Red’ offers year-round interest, wildlife benefits, and sturdy hedging qualities, making it an exceptional choice for British garden designs. Its tolerance to various conditions and low maintenance needs ensure it remains a firm favourite among 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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