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Plymouth Pear Overview
Pyrus cordata is a deciduous tree species in the Rosaceae family. It is commonly known as Plymouth Pear or Wild Pear, and the flowers are unpleasantly scented, plant with care! It is not a common species, the leaves are oval to rounded in shape, with a wedge, heart or rounded base. Flowers are white-pink in colour, 5-petalled and attract flies with their unpleasant, wet carpet-like smell. Leading onto small rounded brown fruits, these are hard and woody in appearance. As the common name suggests, this plant is only found in Plymouth and Truro, it is a rare find in Britain and can be found growing wild in hedgerows. Grows best in full sun but will tolerate shade, its oten found in woodland environments, enjoying most soil.
How to propagate Plymouth Pear
Propagation is from seeds.
Special features of Plymouth Pear
Other uses of Plymouth Pear
Their habit, flowers and edible fruits (pears). Suitable for coastal conditions.