Bradford Flowering Pear
Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Quickly grows 25 ft. tall, 15 ft. wide; 35 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide with age.|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Shrub Rose (Rosa); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Bee Balm (Monarda); Lavender (Lavandula)|
|Care||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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.