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Pyrus calleryana

  • Common Name
    Bradford Pear Tree
  • CA Native
  • Plant Type
  • Size
    15' - 40' X 20' - 50'
  • Flower Color
  • Bloom Time
    • Spring
  • Leaves
    Glossy Dark Green, Red in Autumn
  • Evergreen
  • Deer Resistant
    Seldom Damaged
  • Wildlife Value
    • Bird Habitat
  • Growth Rate
  • Hardiness
  • Adverse Growth Factors
  • Special Features
    • Low Maintenance
    • Showy Flowers
    • Unusual Shape
  • Water Use
    • Moderate
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
  • Soil Type
    Not Particular
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    A deciduous conical tree growing broader with age in a lollipop shape. It has a high tolerance for city conditions and is used in shopping centers and streets. The tree has no central leader and needs to be trimmed properly to maintain its size.  A native of Korea and China introduced to western horticulture in 1919.


  • Master Gardener Comments

    Resistant to fire blight.

  • Varietals

    ‘Cleveland Select’, ‘Chanticleer’, ‘Stone Hill’ resistant to fire blight.

    ‘Aristocrat” susceptible to fire blight.