Pyrus (Ornamental Pears)

Pyrus calleryana ‘Aristocrat’ (Aristocrat Pear)

The ‘Aristocrat’ Ornamental Pear is another of the ornamental pears grown for their attractive autumn foliage and spring flowering. Its shape is not as erect as the P.Capital or P.Chanticleer. Very versatile medium-sized tree, with excellent branch structure, growing to around 11mtrs by 7mtrs wide.

Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ (Bradford Pear)

The ‘Bradford’ pear is conical in shape when juvenile, broadening to a mature tree of around 12mtrs by 9mtrs. It displays all features of the ornamental pear, masses of spring flowers (white) and colourful foliage. Enjoys full sun.

Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’ (Capital Pear)

This moderate to fast growing cultivar is the most columnar in shape, maturing at around 11mtrs by 3mtrs wide. This makes the ‘Capital’ pear ideal for planting where space is limited. Preferring a sunny position, you will be rewarded with a spring flowering and attractive,colourful autumn foliage.

Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ (Chanticleer Pear)

The ‘Chanticleer’ pear is a medium-sized deciduous tree growing to around 11mtrs by 6mtrs wide. Its compact size and excellent branch structure make it one of the most widely planted trees today. Ideally suited to residential and rural properties, streetscapes, parks and gardens.

Pyrus calleryana ‘Winter Glow’ (Winter Glow Pear)

The ‘Winter Glow’ pear is regarded as semi-deciduous, as its old leaves are usually pushed off by the new emerging leaves in spring. It is an under-used tree with many applications. Ideal for avenue planting and screening with its compact size of 6-7mtrs by 4-5mtrs.

Pyrus ussuriensis (Manchurian Pear)

The Manchurian Pear is the largest of the species, and would make an ideal shade tree or park tree. It produces an attractive flowering in spring, and displays brilliant red foliage in autumn. Not suited to small gardens, growing to around 9mtrs by 7mtrs wide.

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