Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford' /Bradford Flowering Pear
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Grove planting in a grid pattern
Autumn colored foliage a highly predictable occurrence
Weak crotches -- trunks growing in a tight vertical mass
Close-up of autumn foliage
Clusters of flowers
Street planting in autumn color
Fruit and foliage in fall
Autumn colored leaves covering a zoysia lawn
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Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
Bradford Flowering Pear
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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20- 30 feet
Sun, Part Sun
Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth:
Susceptible to insects
Plants for Autumn Color
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
This has been a highly popular spring flowering tree across the U.S. for many years but is losing much of its favor because of problems associated with aging trees. Trees have weak crotches and thus split in high winds and under the weight of snow. Consequently this tree has been band from plantings in some communities. However, its attributes are quite strong -- flowers in spring, bright glossy summer foliage and autumn color nearly without equal among flowering trees. Dropping fruit can also be a problem in well maintained landscapes.
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