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Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze'/Autumn Blaze Flowering Pear

Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze' / Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze'
Striking autumn color
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Striking autumn color

Bright red foliage

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Foliage

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Scientific Name: Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze'
Common Name: Autumn Blaze Flowering Pear
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
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Comments: This flowering pear produces a strong pyramidal to oval form with a demse mass of white flowers followed by dense shiny green foliage in the summer that turns a brilliant wine-red color in late autumn. It is reported that this pear will tolerate very cold temperatures and has considerable drought tolerance. Not as susceptible to breakage as the Branford variety.