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Pyracantha Golden Charmer is a tough, reliable evergreen shrub that produces masses of golden-yellow berries in autumn. It is a popular choice for hedging or training against a wall, where its thorns make it a useful security plant. The shrub has a compact, upright growth habit and can reach a height of 6 feet (1.8 meters) with a spread of 6-8 feet (1.8-2.4 meters).
Pyracantha Golden Charmer prefers a sunny position, although it can tolerate partial shade. It is not fussy about soil type, but good drainage is essential, as it does not like to sit in wet soil. The plant will flower in early summer, producing clusters of small, white flowers that are popular with bees and other pollinators. These are followed by the golden berries in autumn, which will last throughout the winter, providing a valuable source of food for birds.
Feeding Pyracantha Golden Charmer is not necessary, but a mulch of well-rotted compost or manure in spring can help to improve the soil and promote healthy growth. Pruning is best carried out in late winter or early spring, before new growth appears. This will help to keep the plant tidy and encourage bushy growth. It is important to wear gloves and protective clothing when pruning Pyracantha, as the thorns are sharp and can cause injury. Pyracantha Golden Charmer can also be trained as a wall shrub, in which case it should be tied to a trellis or wires as it grows.