Two-Tier Combo Pear, Espalier
Pyrus communis ('Bartlett', 'd'Anjou', 'Red Clapps', grafted)
Water deeply, regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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|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. Red Clapp's has medium-large, red-flushed, juicy fruit with finely textured white flesh that has a crisp, sweet flavor. Harvest late summer. 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. Red Bartlett has large, red-blushed sweet fruit that is juicy and aromatic. Harvest in late summer to early fall. 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. 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: 5-9