Firethorn (Pyracantha species)

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Impact

Firethorn is generally spread by birds, eating the berries. It will form dense thickets shading out native species and restricting movement of humans and animals. It is common in coastal and tableland areas of NSW. 

Description

It produces bright yellow, orange or red berries.  

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Control

Herbicide options

Contact your local council weeds officer for control advice for Firethorn (Pyracantha species).

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Legal requirements

Firethorn (Pyracantha species) is not declared in NSW under the Noxious Weeds Act 1993.

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Reviewed 2014