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Pyracantha rogersiana - (A.B.Jacks.)Chitt.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards Although no specific mention has been seen for this species, it belongs to a genus where most, if not all members of the genus produce hydrogen cyanide, a poison that gives almonds their characteristic flavour. This toxin is found mainly in the leaves and seed and is readily detected by its bitter taste. It is usually present in too small a quantity to do any harm but any very bitter seed or fruit should not be eaten. In small quantities, hydrogen cyanide has been shown to stimulate respiration and improve digestion, it is also claimed to be of benefit in the treatment of cancer. In excess, however, it can cause respiratory failure and even death.
Habitats Scrub and hedges to 2500 metres[184].
Range E. Asia - China in N.W. Yunnan.
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Frost Hardy Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Pyracantha rogersiana


Pyracantha rogersiana

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Pyracantha rogersiana is an evergreen Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 3 m (9ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf all year, in flower in June, and the seeds ripen from October to February. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Bees.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil. The plant can tolerates strong winds but not maritime exposure.
It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

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Synonyms

P. crenulata rogersiana.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; Hedge;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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Other Uses

Hedge  Hedge

Tolerant of trimming and of reasonable exposure, it can be grown as a hedge[29].

Special Uses

Attracts Wildlife  Hedge  Hedge

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Cultivation details

Prefers a good well-drained, moisture retentive loamy soil[1, 200]. Succeeds in any soil that is warm and not very heavy[11]. Another report says that it grows well in heavy clay soils. Succeeds in sun or part shade, though it does not fruit so well in a shady position[200]. Succeeds on a shady wall[202]. Tolerates atmospheric pollution and reasonable exposure[200]. A very ornamental plant, it is hardy to about -15°c[184]. The flowers are deliciously fragrant[182]. The fruit is very attractive to birds[182]. Susceptible to scab and fireblight[11], especially when grown on acid sandy soils[182].

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Propagation

Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame[200]. Remove all the fruit flesh since this can inhibit germination[200]. Stored seed requires 3 months cold stratification, sow it as early in the year as possible in a cold frame[113]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of almost mature wood, 5 - 10cm with a heel, mid-August in a cold frame[78]. Pot up in October or the following spring[78].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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