Pyracantha Koidzumii ‘Santa Cruz’

Pyracantha Santa Cruz is from the Pyracantha family or Firethorn. It is also known as Formosa Firethorn, Pyracantha Koidzumii ‘Santa Cruz’. They are evergreen shrubs that have beautiful white flowers. It is a thorny shrub with glossy oval leaves and shiny bright orange-red berries in autumn after the flower season. They are fast-growing. They grow to about 6′ foot. Santa Cruz is a low-growing variety.  It is native to Taiwan. It is drought tolerant. They attract birds as do many shrubs with bright berries.

Pyracantha Santa Cruz
Pyracantha Koidzumii ‘Santa Cruz’, Los Angeles, CA. Given the mild season in Los Angeles previous season berries are still on the plant during the flower season.
Pyracantha Santa Cruz

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I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.
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