Pyrus communis /Common Pear

Pyrus communis  / Pyrus communis
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Scientific Name: Pyrus communis
Common Name: Common Pear
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 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
Fruit color: Green, Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Grown for edible fruit, there are many cultivars adapted to various regions of the USA. Good eating pears are not generally found growing in the South, as they are susceptible to fire blight which is very widely distributed here. The cookling or hard varieties have some tolerance to fire blight and are grown in the South.