Botanical Name: Pyracantha 'Lalandei'
Common Name: Lalandei Pyracantha  
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Broadleaf Evergreen, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color

Orange, Red


Fruit Season

Fall, Persistent


Full, Half





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees, Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Formal, Mediterranean, Ranch


Accenting Features

Espalier, Fall Color, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Shrub Border, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

Cut Flowers, Erosion Control, Hedge, Screen, Fire Resistant


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

'Lalandei' is another large pyracantha, but is known for its particularly upright, stiff to arching habit, growing about 8 to 10 feet tall and wide. tiff, thorny branches. It has an abundance of orange-red berries that follow the profusion of clusters of tiny white, spring flowers. Glossy brown branches are armed with thorns to 3/4" long. An excellent barrier plant; can also be trained against a wall or fence as an espallier. And if you're mindful of the thorns, the branches with flowers or berries are lovely in vases.
Grow in well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. Is indifferent to soil types, growing in sandy to clay soils and everything in between. Is also tolerant of both acidic and alkaline soils. Drought tolerant once established. It may be pruned selectively or to renovate, also well suited to espallier. It will sucker and spread, so place accordingly. Thorns make maintenance something to be dreaded, but on the flip side, it is a very effective barrier. Fire resistant.