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Pyrus calleryana

Common Name(s):
Callery Pear, Bradford Pear, Bradford Pear
Cultivar(s):
Bradford - most fire blight resistant, Aristocrat - stronger crotches but is fire blight susceptible, Whitehouse - more narrow form, Capital - more narrow form, Redspire - more narrow form, Autumn Blaze - more narrow form
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Upright, weak crotches that break with age; easy to transplant; tolerates drought, air pollution, heat; may have thorns

Height:
20-40 ft.
Flower:
White, flowers in March; unpleasant odor; 0.5 in. rounded brown fruit
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types including compacted soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright, conical shape
Width:
20-30 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
1.5 to 3 in. alternate, simple glossy dark green leaves; yellow, scarlet, purple fall color

NCCES plant id: 2151

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