The Scarlet Firethorn is a European species of Firethorn shrubs that has been cultivated in gardens since the 16th century. The Scarlet Firethorn grows 15 feet tall by 15 feet wide. It can be pruned to use as a hedge shrub or privacy screen. The Scarlet Firethorn is a beautiful shrub grown for its ornamental value. Small white flowers bloom in late spring from May to June. The Scarlet Firethorn produces small bright red berries that are eaten by birds, squirrels and deer.
Growth Rate: Medium to Fast
Soil Type: Adaptable to poor soils. Tolerant of urban conditions. Prefers full sun to partial shade.
Zones: 4 to 9
Germination Range: 60-80%
Stratification Requirement: 90 days cold moist stratification.