Monday, 6 June 2016


Pyracantha is a genus of large, thorny evergreen shrubs in the family Rosaceae, with common names firethorn or pyracantha. They are native to an area extending from Southwest Europe east to Southeast Asia, resemble and are related to Cotoneaster, but have serrated leaf margins and numerous thorns (Cotoneaster is thornless). The plants reach up to 6 m tall. The seven species have white flowers and either red, orange, or yellow berries (technically pomes). The flowers are produced during late spring and early summer; the berries develop from late summer, and mature in late autumn.

This post is part of the Blue Monday meme,
and also part of the Macro Monday meme,
and also part of the Through my Lens meme,
and also part of the Seasons meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.


  1. Have a good Monday

    much love...

  2. The pretty, blue sky peeping through really adds to the red berries.

  3. Hi,
    Beautiful shot. Have a great day!

  4. Uh-oh thorns -am looking but I don't seem them, but the red berries look very attractive. Thanks so much for sharing these with SEASONS! Much appreciated! You probably are near the end of the school year, so, wishing you have great holidays (notice I remembered the "right" word, haha).

  5. A gorgeous mix of colours!

  6. That's a lovely bit of color to find.

  7. Pretty, Reminds me of Holly bushes.

  8. Hi Nick, I belong to a garden club and this plant is awesome. I will look pyracantha up for sure. Your description is very good but I am wonderfing if it will grow in our zone. It is very striking in color.

    Happy Blue Monday. We just arrived home from vacation yesterday. Late catching up. Thank you for joining my blog party.