Pyracantha shrubs are relatively common, but fairly unnoticeable for most of the year except in Autumn when they produce a mass of berries in varying colours depending on the variety; with yellow, orange, and red variants.

The shrubs contain spiny branches, and produce clusters of white flowers in Summer which are highly attractive to bees. Blackbirds and thrushes will also strip the Pyracantha of its berries given chance.

Pyracantha is not fussy, being happy on any soil type in sun or partial shade, and in any exposure type. It only requires that the soil is well-drained.