Pyracantha koidzumii

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Pyracantha koidzumii
Pyracantha koidzumii Santa Cruz flowers.jpg
'Santa Cruz' cultivar
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Pyracantha
Species: P. koidzumii
Binomial name
Pyracantha koidzumii
(Hayata) Rehder

Pyracantha koidzumii commonly known as Formosa firethorn[2] or Taiwan firethorn, is a species of plant in the Rosaceae family. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Description and distribution[edit]

The species is 4 metres (13 ft) tall and is native to Taiwan. However, besides Taiwan it was introduced to such US states as Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.[2]