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Pyrus calleryana /Calleryana Pear

Pyrus calleryana  / Pyrus calleryana
Mature tree
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Mature tree

Fruit and foliage

Street trees in bloom

Close up of flowers

Fall color

Weak crotch results in branch breaks

Tree form

Close-up of fruit

Sets very heavy crop of fruit

Late fall color

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Scientific Name: Pyrus calleryana
Common Name: Calleryana Pear
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Plants that Attract Birds
Trees, Fruiting
Comments: Grows well in the South. Limbs break easily due to very narrow crotches. Pollution tolerant. Has a bountiful amount of flowers in spring and good autumn color with leaves turning a deep reddish-purple. It produces enormous amounts of fruit which are eaten by some birds and other wildlife. It is subject to some fire blight, a bacterial disease that kill back new shoot growth. Used as a rootstock upon which others pears are grafted.