JUKE BOX® Pyracomeles

Zone: 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 1-3' Width/Spread: 1-3'

If you’re looking for something a little different but still handsome and versatile, you just may have found it in Juke Box pyracomeles. It has all the classic good looks of boxwood and other small, dense, rounded evergreens, but without any worries of pests and disease. Juke Box pyracomeles is the result of a hybrid between Pyracantha, also known as firethorn, and Osteomeles, a warm-climate evergreen. It’s thornless, fruitless, and very heat tolerant. We love it planted for a classic container, and it’s very useful as Low hedges, edging, or mixed with other plants in foundation plantings or mixed borders. Juke Box pyracomeles is a Blue Ribbon Winner for performance in the University of California low irrigation landscape trials.

Why grow Juke Box pyracomeles:

  • Handsome, versatile little evergreen
  • No thorns or messy fruit
  • Very drought tolerant: performs well even in low to no irrigation


Light: Full (6+ hrs/day) to part sun (4-6 hrs/day)

Soil: Any average soil will do, provided it is well-drained

Water: Average to low water needs

Fertilizing: Little required; if desired, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring

Pruning: Little required; trim to keep into desired shape, or let grow into a low, rounded form

Botanical Name

Pyracomeles 'NCXP1' PP#31,409


7, 8, 9

Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Average, Dry, Well-draining

Season of Interest

Fall, Spring, Summer


Borders, Containers, Cottage gardens, Edging, Foundations, Low hedges, Mass planting, Naturalizing

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