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Bonsai Tree's and Pots! by craigcryptoking

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· @craigcryptoking ·
Bonsai Tree's and Pots!
Hey everyone, I do regular visits to lots of pots an incredible Nursery close to where I reside and each time I take some epic pics of the incredible new bonsai stock they have in store!! 



Above and Below we have a pretty Firethorn Tree: Firethorn is a semi-evergreen shrub with shiny leaves that remain long into winter, white spring flowers, and brilliant orange berries in the fall. Plants can be unruly if not pruned regularly.

This plant has some cultivated varieties. Go to list of cultivars.


Botanical name: Pyracantha coccinea
All Common Names: firethorn; scarlet firethorn
Family (English): Rose
Family (Botanic): Roseaceae
Tree or Plant Type: Shrub
Native Locale: Non-native
Landscape Uses: Mixed border, Screen, Specimen
Size Range: Large shrub (more than 8 feet)
Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
Hardiness Zones: Zone 5 (Chicago), Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Soil Preference: Acid soil, Alkaline soil, Dry soil, Moist, well-drained soil
Tolerances: Dry sites, Occasional drought, Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Road salt
Season of Interest: Early winter, Late spring, Late summer, Early fall, Mid fall, Late fall
Flower Color & Fragrance: White
Shape or Form: Broad, Irregular, Multi-stemmed, Open, Oval, Round
Growth Rate: Moderate, Fast
More Information:
Tree & Plant Care
A semi-evergreen shrub in the northern climates, evergreen in the south. Firethorn reaches  10 to 15 feet high and wide.
Often used as a barrier screen because of the stiff thorny branches.
It makes an attractive shrub because of the persistent winter berries.
Can also be trained as a espalier vine up a wall.
Best planted in spring in moist, well-drained soil in full sun. Tolerant of part shade and dry conditions once established.
Flowers on old wood so  prune after flowering to keep in bounds, but watch out for thorny stems.

Disease, pests, and problems

Fireblight, leaf spots, scale, spider mites

Disease, pest, and problem resistance
Very tolerant of  urban conditions, poor soil, salt, heat, and dry soil

Native geographic location and habitat
Italy to Caucasus

Attracts birds & butterflies
Birds are attracted to berries

Bark color and texture 
Glossy brown with 1/2-inch thorns

Leaf or needle arrangement, size, shape, and texture
Alternate,  evergreen in warm climates, to semi-evergreen in cold climates.
Narrow, elliptical 1/2 to 1-inch long leaves, lusterous dark green in summer, brownish in winter.

Flower arrangement, shape, and size
Flat-topped, 2 to 3 inch clusters of white, malodorous flowers in later May.
Flowers bloom on last years growth. Prune after flowering.

Fruit, cone, nut, and seed descriptions
Abundant, berry-like clusters of fruits ripen in September to a bright orange-red.
Persistent into winter.  Best fruiting occurs on unpruned shrubs.

Cultivars and their differences 
Apache (Pyracantha 'Apache'): A hybrid of scarlet firethorn, bright red fruit, 5 to 6 feet high.
Yukon Belle (Pyracantha 'Monon'): A hardy upright hybrid with orange berries, 6 to 8 feet high. More here as mortonarb.org https://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-plant-descriptions/firethorn#:~:text=Tree%20%26%20Plant%20Care,of%20the%20persistent%20winter%20berries.



Interestingly enough I made a post on this very tree below.. Except 1000 years old and much larger, check that out here:





The Ficus Ruminalis was a wild fig tree that had religious and mythological significance in ancient Rome. It stood near the small cave known as the Lupercal at the foot of the Palatine Hill and was the spot where according to tradition the floating makeshift cradle of Romulus and Remus landed on the banks of the Tiber. There they were nurtured by the she-wolf and discovered by Faustulus.[1][2] The tree was sacred to Rumina, one of the birth and childhood deities, who protected breastfeeding in humans and animals.[3] St. Augustine mentions a Jupiter Ruminus.[4] More here as per wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_Ruminalis



My latest aquisition was 4 stunning new pots in which I plan to plant 2 new paper bark trees and a few other Acacia 
Tree's come summer, it promises to be amazing.



I trust you have an incredible Thursday and with Bitcoin doing what it is, why not?

Love and light always, be blessed.
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