Kasan Scarlet Firethorn
Brilliant Blazing Berries of the Kasan Scarlet Firethorn
- Glossy Dark Green Oval Leaves
- Petite Pure White Flowers
- Bright Red Berries
- Winter Interest Shrub
- Full Sun or Partial Shade
- Deer Resistant
- Attracts Birds and Pollinators
- Great for Hedges and Borders
- Can Be Trained on a Trellis
Frothy white flowers and blazing red orange berries, what's more to want from an evergreen shrub? Kasan Scarlet Firethorn (Pyracantha coccinea 'Kasan') delivers on all fronts and you're definitely going to want to add one to your landscape!
There are so many amazing attributes that it's hard to know where to begin! We'll start with the leaves. Glossy, oval, dark green leaves grace this plant all year long, with new growth flushes in the leary spring.
As the days continue to warm, angelic small white flowers adorn the thin, attractive branches of Kasan Scarlet Firethorn. The contrast of light against the darker leaves is truly a sight to behold. Good luck tearing your eyes away from its splendor!
While the plant is covered in blooms, you'll find pollinators making frequent pit stops for a chance at a nectar snack. It might even look like this evergreen decided to sprout multicolored flowers! After a double-take though you'll see it's just a profusion of butterflies!
Spring and summer are a lovely time to own a Kasan Scarlet Firethorn, but it truly shines during the autumn months. Following the pure white flowers are an abundance of bright orange red berries!
These masses of bright red berries will ripen in the fall but will persist into the winter months. Creating a stunning green and red contrast that goes very well with the holly jolly season!
You won't be the only one who likes the looks of this evergreen's fruit! The berries might not be edible to people, but birds will come from near and far to feast! Birdwatchers, you're going to want to add a shrub or two to your landscape.
Four seasons of interest is hard to come by. Kasan Scarlet Firethorn delivers with gusto! Order one to complete your garden projects from Nature Hills Nursery today!
How to use Kasan Scarlet Firethorn in the Landscape
Do you have a spot next to your house that you just don't know what to do with? Consider adding a Kasan Scarlet Firethorn to increase seasonal interest.
You can even train this specimen on a trellis and watch as it climbs toward the sky. Use it against a wall or fence as a border plant.
Alone, it'll still make a fantastic hedge or border plant due to its desirable size. That same size would make a lovely backdrop for your perennial garden or pollinator flower bed!
Plant behind a reading bench for a stunning backdrop to all those fall pictures you want to take. The orange fruit emulates fall aesthetic. Plus it'll match those flannels and plaid scarves you've been waiting to wear!
If there were to ever be a perfect birdwatching garden, the Kasan Scarlet Firethorn would simply have to be in it! Plant it around your birdfeeders to give a little extra incentive to visit and sing a little song in the mornings.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Taking care of the Kasan Scarlet is a breeze! Make sure to plant in full sun so it can bask all day. However, it'll do just fine in partial shade as well so don't sweat it!
Like many other plants, well drained soils keep this evergreen shrub the happiest. It will also appreciate even moisture as a particularly dry firethorn is a sad firethorn.
If you'd like to prune your Kasan Scarlet, simply wait until after it's done flowering and grab a sharp pair of shears. Keep in mind that severe pruning might take away from some of it's berry production later in the year.
This specimen is susceptible to scab, so make sure to keep an eye out and address it quickly should you find any on your plant.
If you'd like to take your care to the next level, add a layer of mulch around the base of your plant. It doesn't have to be thick, and it should start about an inch from the trunk. Mulch will keep those hardworking roots cool during the summer months and will help keep the plant hydrated!
Whether it comes to adding shrub borders, planting the perfect fall backdrop, or rounding out your cottage garden, Kasan Scarlet Firethorn is the evergreen shrub for the job. Order yours today from our expert growers here at Nature Hills Nursery!
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Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
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- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Pyracantha coccinea 'Kasan'|
|Mature Height||6 - 10 feet|
|Mature Spread||6 - 8 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|When To Prune||After Flowering|