Botanical Name: Pyracantha 'Fiery Cascade'
Common Name: Fiery Cascade Pyracantha  
Plant photo of: Pyracantha 'Fiery Cascade'
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Water Saving Tip:

Change spray sprinklers to low-flow bubbler or drip systems. Shrubs and trees are ideal candidates for this type of irrigation because the water is applied directly to the root zones.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Broadleaf Evergreen, Shrub


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season



Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



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, Invasive, Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Formal, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Fall


Location Uses

Background, Walls / Fences


Special Uses

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


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
Photographer: GardenSoft
  • Description

  • Notes

'Fiery Cascade' is a disease-resistant variety growing 6 to 8 feet tall and 10 feet or wider with an upright, mounding form. It has white spring flowers that are followed by fiery red berries in the fall. Birds love the berries. Leaves are small, dark glossy green, and evergreen. Branches have stiff, sharp thorns. This is a big shrub with a spreading, suckering habit; give it adaquate space and admire its attributes from afar. On the other hand, the branches with either flowers or berries are quite attractive 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.