Bradford Flowering Pear
Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-rus kal-er-ee-AY-na|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly grows 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide; 35 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide with age.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|Design Ideas||A fine specimen tree for the lawn or corner of the garden, where its white spring blooms and colorful fall foliage can be admired.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Very Wet Areas|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dense Habit, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Shrub Rose (Rosa); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Lavender (Lavandula)|
Highly adaptable but best in enriched, well-drained loamy soil with consistent moisture. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune annually for shape and structure.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8