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Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat' /Aristocrat Pear

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'  / Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'
A street tree planting of the aristocrat pear
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A street tree planting of the aristocrat pear

Trees in full summer foliage

A grove of trees in winter dormancy

Autumn colored foliage in a street tree planting

Trunks that show weak crotches and ultimate breakage

Autumn fruit and foliage

Specimen tree beginning to bloom

Leaves in autumn color

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Scientific Name: Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'
Common Name: Aristocrat Pear
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Plants for Autumn Color
Comments: This is a popular selection of the flowering pear. As with Bradford pears the weak crotches cause problems as trees age. However, the flowers and autumn color are unsurpassed by most other flowering trees.