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Pear

Pyrus spp.

Pyrus calleryana by Bruce Marlin (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

6b

USDA zone

-21°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

7m

2m

Min

1m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Overview

A genus of many species, most are upright deciduous trees that are favoured for their growth habit, foliage, flowers and often edible, pear fruits. Flowers are white or pink, saucer-shaped and 5-petalled, with red anthers and which attract bees. They make particularly good specimen trees and there are several varieties suitable for small gardens.

Common problems

Pear rust

Propagation

Seed

Budding

Grafting

Special Features

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Attracts bees