Pear, Callery Pear
Flowers/fruit - Clustered, white, 3/4 - 1" wide, early blooming flowers, may be destroyed by late freeze. Fruit is small, round, russet colored, attracting many birds.
Cultivars - 'Aristocrat' is thornless, broadly based, and pyramidal, with up curving branches, medium growth rate to 30' with a 40' spread. Leaves pointed at the tip, margins are entire and waveless. Brilliant yellow to maroon fall color. Fireblight resistant. Tolerant of heat, alkaline and heavy soils. 'Bradford' has strongly vertical multi-leader branches and included bark. Grows rapidly to 50' with a 30' spread, and oval silhouette. Leaves are rounded at tip, margins wavy with slight serrations at apex. Yellow to orange, red, and/or maroon in fall. Dense branching habit creates poor branch structure with age. With slightly different characteristics are 'Autumn Blaze', 'Capital', 'Chanticleer', 'Dancer' has serrate leaves, 'Redspire', 'Trinity' and 'Whitehouse'.
pest problems are purple leaf spot and fireblight.
- Suitable for 4' parkways and cutouts.