Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’

Botanical Name: Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’

Phonetic: Pie-Rus kal-ler-ee-ah-nuh

Common Name(s): Bradford (Ornamental) Pear

Family: Rosaceae
Origin: China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, finely serrated margins
Leaf Color: Glossy dark green foliage
Fall Color: 
Orange, red to dark maroon
Texture: 
Soft
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: 
Spring
Flower Color(s): 
Bright white flowers

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 5-9
Climate Zone(s): 2-9, 14-24
Growth Rate: Fast                                           
Height: 40 Feet
Spread: 30-45 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Soil: Adapts to a variety of soils, well-drained humusy soils, loam
Pest/Diseases: Fireblight, wind breakage from winds

Features: Upward growing branches, fall color very attractive, adaptable to heat and cold, tolerates air pollution, poor drainage, and compacted soils in urban areas, showy flowers, attracts birds
Uses: Parking lot, lawn tree, park tree, greenbelts, street tree

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