Pyracantha coccinea Red Column is an attractive plant with many white aromatic flowers in May and June, followed by a large amount of red berries in Fall. These berries are not edible for humans, but birds love them. Pyracantha plants are also famous for their many sharp thorns. The combination of edible berries and protection from predators make pyracantha popular with birds, who often use it for nesting.
Firethorns are hardy plants who do not need a lot of maintenance. Make sure to place in well-drained soil. Can be used as a hedge or as a climber.