Scarlet Firethorn (Coccinea) is generally described as
a perennial shrub.
not native to the U.S. (United States)
and has its most active growth period in the
spring and summer .
Scarlet Firethorn (Coccinea) has
green foliage and
white flowers, with
an abuncance of
conspicuous orange fruits or seeds.
The greatest bloom is usually observed in the
with fruit and seed production starting in the
summer and continuing until
retained year to year.
Scarlet Firethorn (Coccinea) has a
moderate life span relative to most other plant species and a
rapid growth rate.
At maturity, the typical
Scarlet Firethorn (Coccinea) will reach up to
8 feet high, with a maximum height at 20 years of
Scarlet Firethorn (Coccinea) is easily found in nurseries, garden stores and other plant dealers and distributors. It can be propagated by
bare root, container, cuttings, seed.
It has a
none ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have
Note that cold stratification is
not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below
low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.
Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA