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Pyrus × (Asian pear)

Pyrus × Photo/Illustration: Delilah Smittle


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Pyrus × PY-rus ex Common Name: Asian pear Genus: Pyrus
This easy-to-grow, pest-resistant pear resembles a Bradford pear in size and shape, with profuse white blooms in spring and great crisp fruit. There are 30 cultivars.
Noteworthy characteristics: Extrememly adaptable to different climates.
Care: Asian pears do not like very fertile soils, so do not amend.
Problems: Cross-pollination.
Height Over 30 ft.
Spread Over 30 ft.
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Spring
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Screening, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Fruits

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