Is there a thornless pyracantha?
Also asked, why are there no berries on my pyracantha?
A hard pruning will mean few flowers the following year, because pyracantha, aka firethorn, flower on last year's growth. If the spring was wet, cold or windy in the days the flowers appeared, then a lack of pollinators would mean no berries later on.
Beside above, are pyracantha thorns poisonous? Although the thorns are not considered toxic, the skin around the puncture wound can become red, swollen, painful, and itchy. If someone has been injured by a Pyracantha thorn, wash the area well and seek medical evaluation if an infection occurs or if the thorn is embedded under the skin.
Also to know is, does pyracantha need support?
Pyracantha can be trained against a wall. See our advice on pruning climbers and wall shrubs on first planting for more information on how to establish a wall-trained plant. Pyracantha can also be trained as an espalier. If you need to extend the plants, tie new, leafy shoots into wires or trellis.
What is the difference between pyracantha and cotoneaster?
The pyracantha has larger leaves that are serrated, and the plant is covered in thorns. The cotoneaster, on the other hand, has smaller, smooth-edged leaves and no thorns.