Species: Pyrus calleryana
Found on Course Walks
Map of plant locations
Prized for its spring flower show, glossy foliage, fall color, and urban tolerance this species has a variety of cultivars. Older varieties have problems with poor branch angles, resulting in splitting. Fire blight can be a problem with some. This species has been shown to have invasive tendencies throughout most of its range (particularly in Zone 6 and warmer). No truly sterile cultivars are known at this time.''Chastity'', 'Aristocrat', 'Autumn Blaze', 'Bradford', 'Burgundy Snow', 'Capital', 'Chanticleer', 'Dancer', 'Fauriei', 'Holmford', 'Jack', 'Javelin', 'Jill', 'Korean Sun', 'Redspire', 'Trinity', 'Whitehouse'
Tree > 30 feet
30' - 50'
Can tolerate acid to alkaline soil (pH 5.0 to 8.0)
Tolerates salty soil
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil; Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil; Prolonged periods of dry soil
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'Autumn Blaze','Cleveland Select', 'Fauriei and 'Whitehouse' tolerant to fireblight. 'Aristocrat' somewhat susceptible to fireblight
Bare Root Transplanting
native to China; transplant in spring. May become invasive in zones 5 and warmer
Moisture Tolerance Graphic
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