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Bradford Flowering Pear

Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'

An excellent lawn and shade tree that produces an outstanding profusion of white flower clusters early in the season. Bright green foliage develops terrific orange and deep red fall color. A pyramidal shape when young, but develops a broad canopy with age. Versatile garden addition that produces no edible fruit. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationPY-rus kal-er-ee-AY-na
Average Size at MaturityQuickly grows 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide; 35 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide with age.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Design IdeasA fine specimen tree for the lawn or corner of the garden, where its white spring blooms and colorful fall foliage can be admired.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitConical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Very Wet Areas
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsShrub 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

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