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Answer to the Front Page Picture of the Week Question
for Dec 16th, 2005 - Jan 6th, 2006

Picture of Pyracantha Navaho.  Click here for a larger image.
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 Introduction Garden.

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