Ruby Tuesday - Pyracantha

For Ruby Tuesday, I have something red from our garden to share. Pyracantha, also known as Firethorn, is a large evergreen shrub in the rose family that produces attractive berries in the fall.
Here are the berries ripening in September, October and November:

Pyracantha is drought-tolerant and used in landscaping all around Tucson.
Ours grew quickly to the size of a small tree.
A little hermit thrush was helping itself to berries the other day, but most of our backyard birds don't seem interested in the fruit.
The complementary colors of red berries and green leaves do look festive this time of year. Happy Holidays!
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