Santa Cruz Pyracantha (Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz')



Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz'

  • Also known as Santa Cruz Firethorn, Red Berried Firethorn
  • Durable medium to large evergreen shrub
  • Easy to maintain
  • Great for hedges or topiary
  • Wide spreading habit makes it effective as a space filler
  • White Blooms & Red Berries
  • Attracts Birds and Butterflies

Pyracantha or Santa Cruz Firethorn is a durable evergreen shrub that is easy to maintain, so we like to plant them as stylish hedges or topiary for any size landscape. Originally from Taiwan, Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz' produce beautiful clusters of white flowers in the spring followed by red berries that add a splash of color! Adding to the display spectacle is the glossy, dark green leaves, so they look good whether used as a low shrub, ground cover, or training them to go up against walls. Songbirds are attracted to the fruit, and butterflies are sure to pay a visit to your garden too!

For the best development, plant Santa Cruz Firethorn in a sunny location. Once established, this Pyracantha is drought tolerant with little to moderate watering requirements. Since they are heat tolerant, they are also an excellent choice for planting near driveways and streets where they bring curb appeal all year long!

The Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz' is ideal for anyone looking for an ornamental plant with decorative flowers and fruit, whether used in an espalier garden or used as a shrubby ground cover to fill up a barren space in your yard!

For additional guidance on where to plant these evergreen shrubs, we recommend our home and business landscape design consultations, which is free at our nurseries.

Visit any of our nurseries throughout Houston and handpick the best-quality trees, shrubs, and other plants custom-grown to thrive in our local climate! We do the work! Relax while our experienced landscape crew completes the job!


Clusters of small fragrant white flowers in spring

Bright red berries in winter

Cold Hardy

Full to partial sun