Blue-black fruit is eaten by bluebirds, cardinals, and tanagers.
Native Maryland Trees - Maryland's Wild Acres. Height: 6′′, Spread: 10′′.
The tree fruits are considered safe for consumption.
Erect stems, often clumped. These small trees have attractive bark, flowers, and fruit. White flower. Beautiful orange to red autumn color. Requires little or no maintenance.
Erect stems, often clumped.
Important berry producer during the early summer months. Blue-black fruit is eaten by bluebirds, cardinals, and tanagers. Mar 24, Firethorn: Also known as pyracantha, these red berries grow in dense clusters so numerous that the tree can appear red from far away. The tree also produces small white flowers. The berry is too bitter to eat when raw, but some people cook it and make it into jams and sauces. Color ranges from green to bluish-green to dark reddish purple.
Fall off in winter. Flower: Abundant pale yellow flowers in April-May along entire length of stem in clusters of two to four. Fruit: Bright red berries about 1/3 inch long that mature July –October and are seen.