About Formosa firethorn
Formosa pyracantha is a medium evergreen shrub that grows up to 18' and is upright, stiff, and thorny. It blooms in late spring to early summer and has showy but extremely foetid flowers. The orange-red berries mature in fall and persist through winter. It has sharp thorns and requires pruning to look manucured. It is tolerant of partial shade, hot and dry conditions and pH between 5.5 and 7.5.
Also known as
Formosa firethorn and Taiwan firethorn
How to care for Formosa firethorn
Formosa firethorn needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Formosa firethorn love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Formosa firethorn does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Formosa firethorn after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.