Pyrus communis Pear

Description: The ancestor of the fruiting pear, an attractive columnar occasionally thorny tree. Plentiful, white blossom emerges in spring, followed by small, edible fruit which are popular with wildlife. The oval, glossy green leaves turn gold and orange in autumn before falling.

Pyrus Growing Tips: Suitable for most soils, tolerant of drought and very hardy, prefers full sun. Ideal for screening and roadside planting.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 5m x 3m

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • M Size: Medium
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Autumn colour
  • Fruit for wildlife
  • Suitable for hedging

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