Firethorn - Pyracantha coccinea
This evergreen thorny shrub has small white flowers and bright orange or red berries.
Sometimes escapes from cultivation to establish in hedgerows or woods.
Flowers in June.
Thorny evergreen shrub.
Occasional but widespread in the southern half of Britain as an escape from cultivation.
Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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