25 years to reach maturity
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Callery pear Overview
Pyrus calleryana is a deciduous pear tree species in the Rosaceae family. Originating from Eastern Asia, this plant is native to China and Vietnam and it forms a conical to rounded crown. Typically growing to over 5m in height, this species produces glossy, green, oval-shaped leaves between 4-8cm in length, with pale undersides. Flowers are 5-petalled and white, measuring around 2-2.5cm across, appearing in spring, before the leaves fully unfurl. Flowers lead onto small, inedible fruits measuring less than a centimetre across. They are hard and woody in texture and tend to soften following frost, they are then quite appealing to bird wildlife. the foliage exhibits attractive autumn colouration, with the leaves turning a brilliant range of colours including yellow, orange, red, pink, purple and bronze late in autumn. Early, hard frost can disrupt the autumn colouration.
How to propagate Callery pear
Propagate by seed in autumn, cultivators by budding in summer.
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Other uses of Callery pear
Ornamental, shade, fruit, foliage Suitable for coastal conditions.