Space plants to allow for ultimate growth. Choose a sunny or partly shaded location, and a soil that has been enriched with organic matter. (A pH range from 5.5 to 7.0 is fine). A warm location, with shelter from drying winter winds, is ideal.
Pyracanthas are, in general, vulnerable to fireblight and scab. Our cultivars have been chosen for their resistance to these problems; even so, we recommend spraying several time a growing season to control scab. For espaliering, plant with one or more branches close to the wall to be covered.
Prune off all growth that does not grow close to, or align with, the wall. Fasten the branches retained to the wall in several places, and continue to affix them as they grow. Only such subsequent growth as conforms to the form desired should be allowed to remain; prunings should be destroyed. For other uses, prune as desired to shape.