Evergreen Pear

Pyrus kawakamii

Prized flowering tree in mild climates. One of the key attributes is its glossy evergreen foliage. Also makes an excellent espalier for training on walls. May be briefly deciduous in coldest winters.
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9 - 11

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Full sun

Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.


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Botanical PronunciationPY-rus ka-wa-KAM-ee
LoreThe classical Latin name of these trees is pyrus which translates directly to "fire", describing their vulnerability to the disease fire blight.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing to 15 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
Design IdeasUse the glossy foliage of this tree to its fullest advantage by displaying it in an espaliered form. Or leave it in its natural form as a striking small tree with a rounded crown.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseEspalier, Very Wet Areas
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

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This Plant's Growing Zones: 9 - 11

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