Pyracantha, otherwise known as firethorn because of its spiky spines, is a great shrub with fantastic, bright orange berries that last well into the winter. It can be trained against a wall or a fence to cover an eyesore and also works well as a hedge. A fairly easy plant to grow, in partial shade and most soils. It will need regular pruning once established.
Author: Sheena Marsh
Sheena Marsh is a director at Oxford Garden Design. Sheena has worked closely with hundreds of individual garden owners to produce practical landscape plans that really work for them. Sheena has been designing gardens in Oxfordshire and surrounding counties for over fifteen years. She’s written articles for many gardening magazines and is the Gardening Correspondent for the award winning Oxford Times Limited Edition Magazine. She has appeared as the Gardening Expert on BBC Radio Oxford's Kat Orman and Phil Mercer Shows. She also appeared in the Channel 4 ‘Great Garden Challenge’ programme, which was filmed at Blenheim Palace. Sheena takes garden tours around some of the famous gardens of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire and gives a talk on the History of Garden Design for Oxfordshire Gardening Groups.