By TTNews Reporter Fan Kang-Wu
Nantou County, Taiwan –
With the advent of the autumn, Formosan Firethorn in the forest has gradually matured and its ripe round berries are just as bright red pearls hung on the branches. These bright red ripe berries appear to be more dazzling in the green forest.
Pyracantha koidzumii, also known as Formosan Firethorn, is a species of plant in the Rosaceae family. It is endemic to Taiwan. The shrub can reach about 1~2 metres in height, and the flowering season is between March and April. Formosan Firethorn is noted for its tiny white flowers that looks like snow covers all over the tree during the blooming period. The bright red berries are ornamental and precious fruits as well as Formosan Yuhina, Bugun Liocichla and other bird species’ favourite food.
Formosan Firethorn is often used as ornamental plant that is suitable for planting, cottage breeding, or high-pressure growing in the gardens, potted plants or along the hedges.
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