Aristocrat® Flowering Pear

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'

Vigorous and upright with a dominant central trunk excellent for lining streets or drives or as a specimen for smaller spaces. Adapts to a wide range of soils, including heavy clay. Small white flowers are followed by disease-resistant dark green leaves with a unique wavy edge; becomes reddish-purple in fall. Deciduous.
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Once established, needs only occasional deep watering.

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Botanical PronunciationPY-russ kal-lee-ree-AH-nuh
Average Size at MaturityPyramidal tree 15 ft. tall, 12 ft. wide; to 36 ft. tall, 16 ft. wide in 15 years.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureFall Color, Improved Disease Resistance, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance, Waterwise, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional deep watering.

Highly adaptable but best in enriched, well-drained loamy soil with consistent moisture. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates mild drought, when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8

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