Pyracantha rogersiana

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Pyracantha rogersiana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Pyracantha
P. rogersiana
Binomial name
Pyracantha rogersiana

Pyracantha rogersiana, the 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.


  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
  2. ^ "Pyracantha rogersiana". Plant Database. Archived from the original on April 21, 2013. Retrieved April 28, 2008.
  3. ^ "Pyracantha rogersiana (Flava)". Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved April 28, 2008.

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