Pyracantha crenulata or Crataegus Crenulata is a species of Firethorn. It is cultivated as an ornamental plant.
The leaves are used to make herbal tea. The wood can be used to make walking sticks.
It makes an excellent hedge, grows very quickly and will thrive in most soils.
Thousands of beautiful red edible berries remains on for a very long time till the middle of winter when picked by birds.
Genus - Crataegus Pyracantha
Species - Crenulata
Common name - Himalayan Hawthorn
Pre-Treatment - Required
Hardiness zones - 7 - 9
Height - 20' / 6 m
Plant type - Shrub or Small Tree
Vegetation type - Evergreen
Exposure - Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil type - Clay, Loam, Sand
Water requirements - Average Water
Landscape uses - Hedge, decorative
Bloom season - May - July
Leaf / Flower color - Dark Green / --
1. Soak in hot tap water for 24 hours
2. Cold/moist stratify for 90 days in moist vermiculite or sterile soil.
3. Sow seed 1-2 mm (1/16") deep, tamp the soil, lightly mulch the seed bed.
Plant the seeds in a container in a mixed medium of horticultural sand and peat or another organic material at a ratio of 1:1. Never plant firethorn seeds in regular soil.
When planting seeds in the fall, cover the peat/sand mixture with a layer of coarse grit, available at garden supply stores, and leave them outdoors for the winter. Seeds planted in the spring don't require coarse grit, though it helps.
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