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Asian pear

Pyrus ×

PY-rus ex

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 CharacteristicsExtrememly adaptable to different climates.

CareAsian pears do not like very fertile soils, so do not amend.

ProblemsCross-pollination.

  • Genus : Pyrus
  • Plant Height : 30 feet or more
  • Plant Width : 30 feet or more
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Foliage Color : Purple/Burgundy
  • Characteristics : Showy Fruit
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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