• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 35 to 45 ft. tall, 12 to 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spring Flowering
    Early spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:PY-rus kal-er-ee-AY-na
    Plant type:Tree
    Growth habit:Columnar
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 35 to 45 ft. tall, 12 to 15 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early spring
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Design IdeasUpright form makes this an exceptional city garden tree. Ideal for front of small townhouse or bungalow. Use to separate buildings and to provide some shade for outdoor living areas. Equally suited as a modest sized urban street tree with grand seasonal changes.
    Companion PlantsMounding shrubs such as the white-variegated Emerald Gaiety Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'), and Rose Glow Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow') with rose-red foliage mae good companions, because the narrow form of the tree doesn't cast too much shade. Use a tall grass nearby, such as Morning Light Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light') for as a contrast intexture.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Both ornamental and fruiting pears bear similar heritage in temperate regions of the Old World. The genus was named from the ancient world vernacular for fruit trees. This species was classified by French horticulturist Joseph Decaisne who named the new introduction for its discoverer, Jesuit missionary J. Callery. American horticulturist Frank N. Meyer collected new specimens in China in 1918 and seedlings were raised at the USDA Plant Introduction Station in Glenn Dale, Maryland.
    As members of the Rose family, flowering pears can be vulnerable to fireblight but newer named cultivars less so.