Clay Bonsai – Pyracantha Bonsai

Pyracantha_coccinea_bonsai Pyracantha is a very popular tree for Bonsai as it is a genus of about 7 species of spiny, evergreen shrubs that have a spreading to erect habit. They are grown by landscapers as hedges and ornamental plants, and are valued for their shows of white flowers in the spring, and red or orange berries in the fall.

Pyracantha can be shaped into almost any bonsai style. They even look good as cascades. It is easy to shape them as you wish. However, pyracantha is thorny-son-of-a-gun and working with them is an adventure in impaling. After all they called “fire thorn”!