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Pyrus pyrifolia 'Shinseiki'

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PY-russ pyr-ih-FOH-lee-ah
Description

Shinseiki Asian pear tree is not only heavy-bearing, but also very beautiful. The tree is both heat and cold tolerant. At least two cultivars are needed to ensure adequate pollination. Potential pollinizers would be Barlett and  Chojuro Asian pear.

Seasons of Interest:

Blooms: Spring, Mid-Late    Foliage: Fall   Fruit: Summer-Fall   Bark/Form: Winter

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#deciduous#small tree#heat tolerant#winter interest#high maintenance#edible fruits#edible garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#hardy#deciduous#small tree#heat tolerant#winter interest#high maintenance#edible fruits#edible garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Pyrus
    Species:
    pyrifolia
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Moderate resistance to fire blight.
    Edibility:
    It is great for salads, snacks and eating fresh.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 8 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 7 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Maintenance:
    High
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Pome
    Fruit Length:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Width:
    > 3 inches
    Fruit Description:
    A dessert pear, round, thin-skinned light yellow with creamy sweet flesh has a fine texture. It ripens in late August.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Fragrant, showy clusters of white flowers line the stems in mid-spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Elliptic simple glossy leaves with pointed ends emerge coppery-bronze and turn green in the spring. Brilliant red fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Cottage Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Attracts:
    Butterflies
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Heat