Three-Tier Combo Pear, Espalier
Pyrus communis ('Bosc', 'd'Anjou', 'Bartlett', grafted)
Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
This page is for reference only. If you are looking for a plant to purchase, please use our Plant Finder to discover the perfect plant for your garden.
|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-russ KOM-yoo-nis|
|Lore||This tree is grafted with three pear varieties to please everyone, and extends the harvest season. Espaliered form hugs a wall or fence, making it ideal for urban settings and in today's smaller gardens. Bartlett has large golden-yellow skinned fruit with sweet, creamy white flesh, perfect for eating fresh, canning or cooking. Harvest in late summer to early fall. Bosc is distinctively good with crisp yet tender flesh and sweet-spiced flavor. Harvest in fall. D'Anjou is a popular green pear with a good winter shelf life. Fruit is juicy with a sweet yet brisk flavor and hint of citrus. Pears are best picked early or when just mature and allowed to ripen indoors.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide; prune to maintain espalier form.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Mediterranean, Sustainable|
|Landscape Use||Espalier, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Urban Garden, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Special Feature||Edible, Fall Color, Showy Fruit, Sustainable, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Barberry (Berberis); Rose (Rosa); Lavender (Lavandula); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Butterfly Bush (Buddleja)|
Thrives in organically rich, well-drained loam; adaptable to a variety of soils, even clay. Prefers cool summer regions. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, reduce frequency; prefers regular moisture in growing season, but tolerates periodic dry spells. Prune for shape and structure in late winter.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8