Santa Cruz Pyracantha (Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz')


Santa Cruz Pyracantha

Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz'

The Santa Cruz Pyracantha is a native of Taiwan and is noted for producing an attractive display of white flower clusters which are then followed by inedible small red berries. These medium to large shrubs are also known by their botanical name, Pyracantha koidzumii 'Santa Cruz', and we love to plant them along walls, fences and borders where they can be used as an attractive privacy hedge. Also, since they are fire-resistant, they are a good choice for any firewise landscape!

Their tolerance to salt makes them good fit for any coastal area landscape and since they can tolerate pollution, they are also a great choice for adding some nice colors to any urban landscape. Santa Cruz Pyracantha are also drought tolerant with low to moderate watering needs once established, so we also love to plant them in any waterwise landscape design! These evergreen shrubs love to grow in an area that gets plenty of full sun exposure and they have a fast growth rate, so they can add curb appeal quickly!

If you are ready to give your landscape a makeover, now is the best time! Palm Paradise has everything you need for a beautiful landscape that can add value to your property. We have landscape design professionals on-site that are glad to help you with all your landscaping goals. We custom grow all of our own trees and plants, including the wonderful Santa Cruz Pyracantha, from our own premium quality specimens, and have been doing it this way for over 20 years! We can assure their quality so come visit us today!

  • Also known as Formosa Firethorn, Santa Cruz Firethorn, Santa Cruz Prostrata
  • Showy and fragrant white flower clusters appear in Spring attracting birds and butterflies
  • Inedible bright red berries appear in the winter, which can add a festive and seasonal look to the landscape


Clusters of small fragrant white flowers in spring

Bright red berries in winter

Cold Hardy

Full to partial sun