Pyracantha rogersiana

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Pyracantha rogersiana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Pyracantha
Species: P. rogersiana
Binomial name
Pyracantha rogersiana
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Pyracantha rogersiana (Asian firethorn) is a species of flowering plant in the family Rosaceae, native to western China. Growing to 4 metres (13 ft) tall and broad, it is an evergreen shrub with glossy, narrow leaves, and masses of white flowers followed by small yellow berries 8 mm in diameter. It is grown in gardens, yards, and parks, where it can be used as hedging, wall cover, or in a mixed shrub border.[1][2] The cultivar 'Flava' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[3]

The seeds are poisonous if ingested and may result in vomiting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ "Pyracantha rogersiana". Plant Database. Retrieved April 28, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Pyracantha rogersiana (Flava)". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved April 28, 2008. 

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