PYRACANTHA 'GOLD CHARM'
The 'Firethorn' is possibly the most versatile shrub in the garden making an ideal climbing, specimen or screening plant, and it can be pruned robustly to any manageable size as required. This lovely golden-berried variant has evergreen foliage and fragrant white flowers in late spring, and is attractive to bees, butterflies and birds. Pyracantha seed requires at least three months of cold stratification in order to germinate.
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; the seed tray is best left in a cool spot outside and kept moist. Seeds germinate very slowly indeed in the spring after a chilling in the cold compost, regardless of when they are sown. Some seeds may take more than a year to germinate.