Pyrus calleryana
Flowering Pear
Common Name: Flowering Pear
Family: Rosaceae
Zone: 4 - 9
Average Size: 30-40’ H x 25’ W
  • Oval to ovate leaf, leathery and glossy green
  • Hard, marble-like fruit, silver in color
  • Densely-branched, forming a distinctive pyramidal to oval form
Notes: A widely planted street and parking lot tree throughout the Eastern United States. Distinctive form, white spring flowers and excellent red to purple fall color gives this species outstanding ornamental quality. In Southern Louisiana accelerated growth rate and disease pressure (primarily fireblight) cause Pyrus calleryana to be a relatively short lived species. ltivars exist, ‘Bradford’ being the most popular.

Campus Location: Sturgis Hall, east entry
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