Flowering Pear (Pyrus calleryana)
The Flowering Pear, Pyrus calleryana, is a vigorous tree that can add fantastic color to any type of landscape. A Chinese native, Moon Valley Nurseries offers several varieties of Pyrus calleryana including 'Aristocrat', 'Bradford' and 'Chanticleer', each featuring the desirable features that make this such a welcome addition to a Southwestern landscape.
The Flowering Pear tree is noted for its profuse late winter or early spring show of white flowers and lustrous leaves. Adding to the interest are the broadly oval, scallop-edged leaves that go from glossy dark green to a rich, purple-like red color in the fall. This change of colors is what gives us here in the Southwest the ability to see and feel the changes in the seasons.
A moderate to fast grower, Pyrus calleryana needs low to moderate watering once established. It loves full sun exposure and is a versatile tree that is highly resistant to fire-blight. Its firewise features make it an excellent choice for fire prone areas in the Southwest. Homeowners are sure to appreciate its easy to care for features, with pruning only required for shape and structure after flowering.
Another attractive feature, especially for homeowners in urban environments, is its tolerance for urban pollution. Feel free to plant this tree in an urban garden and bring natural beauty into the city. It's a perfect sized tree for an Asian/Zen garden or Mediterranean garden style. An ornamental tree, Flowering Pears produces a thick, umbrella shaped canopy that not only has a fantastic color but also provides an abundance of shade.
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Several varieties available including Aristocrat, Bradford & Chanticleer
Snow-white flower blossoms with incredible depth for long periods
Produce a fiery-red fall color with great seasonal appeal
Ornamental small to medium size tree works well anywhere