Botanical Name: Pyracantha 'Kasan'
Common Name: Kasan Pyracantha  
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Water Saving Tip:

Check the soil's moisture level before watering.

You can reduce your water use 20-50% by regularly checking the soil before watering.

  • 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

Winter, Fall, Persistent


Full, Half



Low, Medium


Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Acid, Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Invasive, Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Formal, Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish


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, Screen, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Stephanie Duer
  • Description

  • Notes

'Kasan' is a large pyracantha, growing about 8 to 10 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide. White spring flowers appear at the ends of branches, and are followed by orange-red berries in the fall. Berries persist into the winter months; small, dark glossy green foliage is evergreen. Provides nice, year-long interest. Branches with flowers and/or berries are attractive in vases - just watch those thorns.
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.