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Bradford Pear

Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'

GIS Coordinate:
N40 21.152 W94 52.961

Trail Number:
T15

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Description

Family:
Rosaceae

Foliage:
Leaves simple, alternate, 3 inches long and nearly round

Native Locale:
Korea and China

Mature Height:
30 to 50 feet

Mature Width:
20 to 35 feet

Hardiness Zones:
Zone 5 to 8(9)

Soil Preference:
Adaptable to many different soils; tolerates dryness, pollution

Growth Habit:
Moderately conical (pyramidal) in youth, and broadening with time, densely branched and foliaged making it one of the great widget trees in American commerce

Rate of Growth:
Fast, 12 to 25' over a 8 to 10 years

Disease and Insect:
Resistant to fireblight

Landscape Value:
n/a

Additional Notes:

  • The upright growth and showy white flowers in early spring make it ideal for malls and city streets.
  • Not recommended for home landscape 

Photos

Flower - Bradford PearLeaf - Bradford PearSummer - Bradford PearSummer '08 - Bradford Pear