Yellow Pyracantha Hedging – Pyracantha Soleil D’or


Pyracantha ‘Soleil D’or’, or Yellow Firethorn, is a resilient evergreen shrub that’s notable for its vibrant yellow berries and year-round appeal. While native to an area extending from Southeast Europe to Southeast Asia, this hardy plant has become a staple in British horticulture.


Yellow Pyracantha Hedging – Pyracantha ‘Soleil D’or’

Pyracantha ‘Soleil D’or’, or Yellow Firethorn, is a resilient evergreen shrub that’s notable for its vibrant yellow berries and year-round appeal. While native to an area extending from Southeast Europe to Southeast Asia, this hardy plant has become a staple in British horticulture.

Description and Characteristics

When utilised as hedging, ‘Soleil D’or’ typically attains a height and spread of 2-3 metres (6-10 feet), bearing small, shiny, dark green leaves that contrast beautifully with its bright berries. It grows at a moderate rate of roughly 30cm (1 foot) per year and, with proper care, can live for several decades.

Flowering, Fruits, and Reproduction

In late spring, ‘Soleil D’or’ produces clusters of delicate white flowers, which are a magnet for various pollinators. As the season progresses, these flowers give way to eye-catching yellow berries, providing a dazzling display throughout autumn and into winter.

Benefits to Wildlife

The ‘Soleil D’or’ cultivar is a valuable addition to any wildlife-friendly garden. Its spring blossoms provide a generous supply of nectar for bees and other insects, while the autumn and winter berries act as an essential food resource for birds when other options are scarce. Additionally, the dense growth and thorny branches of ‘Soleil D’or’ offer excellent nesting and protective opportunities for various bird species.

Ideal for British Gardens

‘Soleil D’or’ is valued for its adaptability, thriving in a range of soil types and light conditions, from full sun to partial shade. Its evergreen nature and vibrant winter berries make it a popular choice for hedging, offering year-round privacy, security, and visual interest. Due to its thorny branches, it can also be an effective deterrent for unwanted visitors.

Distribution in the UK

Pyracantha varieties are a common sight across the UK, with ‘Soleil D’or’ being particularly favoured for its cheerful, golden berries. It is often spotted in both urban and rural settings, forming hedges, barriers, or used as an attractive wall plant.

In conclusion, Pyracantha ‘Soleil D’or’ offers year-round interest, substantial wildlife benefits, and practical hedging features, making it an excellent selection for British garden designs. Its robust nature and low maintenance requirements further solidify its popularity among gardeners and landscapers across the UK.


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Foliage Type



Not Native

Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Fast Growth

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