Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Dec 16th, 2005 - Jan 6th, 2006
This is Pyracantha 'Navaho', or 'Navaho' firethorn.
This evergreen U.S. National Arboretum introduction can provide a screen or
hedge any time of year, and can establish itself in a short period of time.
Aggressive pruning will stimulate Pyracantha to grow quickly, up to 2 feet in a
year. 'Navaho' firethorn is drought and disease resistant (unlike other Pyracantha
cultivars ‘Navaho’ is resistant to fire blight and scab). 'Navaho' firethorn is
hardy in USDA Hardiness zones 6 to 9,
although some plants have survived mild zone 5 winters. You can view this plant in the