Pyracantha Plants

I just got a start for a pyracantha ( Burning Bush) should I plant or overwinter it?

Zone 16641 | spindr added on November 19, 2018 | Answered

I live in South Central PA, the temps are hovering around 35 - 40 degrees and the ground is not frozen. I'm leaning towards overwintering this little bush in my basement. I know they are hardy here and I'm wondering if I should just plant it.

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Answered on November 19, 2018

I would wait. They are hardy, but it would not have time to establish before a freeze. This would not be good at all. The best course of action would be to treat this as a houseplant until you can plant it outdoors in the spring. It will struggle indoors, but it will struggle more in a dimly lit basement. Keep this in a brightly lit window and care for it until spring.

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