Some species have sharp thorns along the branches which make them a good plant for creating privacy. That may be why they are often seen in parking lots, along the side of the road and around many public buildings.
Birds love pyracantha berries and, contrary to popular belief, these berries are not poisonous to humans. They are in the family Rosaceae, along with apples, plums, and strawberries, etc., and can be used to make a tart jam or jelly.
Type of Plant: Shrub
Distinguishing Characteristics: Moderate to fast growth, well-suited to our climate and soil conditions
Water Use: Moderate
Flower Color: White
Sun/Location: Full Sun