Pyrus

Bradford Pear
(Pyrus calleryana) 'Bradford'
Other Names
Callery Pear, Ornamental Pear.
Origins
China, and S.E. Asia.
Type
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below) - Zones 4 - 9.
Bloom - Spring.
Height
Up to 50 ft. (15 m).
Cultivation
Very tolerant, soil, and drainage-wise. They love full Sun.
Propagation
By seeds, by tip cuttings, or by grafting.
Other
Fragrant blooms. Bradford Pear looks simply stunning, when in bloom.
Very popular choice for a
Spring accent tree, particularly, in the South of the U.S.A..
Bradford Pear produces fruit. It is of no value to us, but once frost bitten, birds like feeding on it. Often, this is how the seeds are distributed, and new pears started.
Nice foliage colors in the Fall.
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