Solanum pyracanthos is perhaps most distinguished by a profusion of strong, straight fluorescent orange thorns which occupy the stems and leaves of the plant, giving it a forbidding appearance.
Summer brings bright purple 1” tomato blooms and a golden glow to up the contrast.
S. pyracanthos is grown as an ornamental only, usually in a container and can get up to 6 feet tall in optimal conditions. Requires moderate water and sun, a warm climate, well drained soil with a bit of compost added. Protect from frost.