Pyrus kawakamii

Botanical Name: Pyrus kawakamii

Phonetic: Pie-Rus ka-wuh-COM-ee-eye

Common Name(s): Evergreen (Ornamental) Pear

Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Taiwan
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Deciduous (only briefly)

Leaf Type: Oval shaped, simple
Leaf Color: Glossy bright to dark green
Fall Color: Orange, red to dark maroon
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Mid to late winter
Flower Color(s): Bright white flowers

Exposure: Full sun
Climate Zone(s): 8-9
Growth Rate: Medium                                         
Height: 20-30 Feet
Spread: 20-30 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Soil: Adapts to a variety of soils
Pest/Diseases: Fireblight (!)

Features: Dome shaped, adaptable to heat and cold
Uses: Flowering canopy tree, residential tree, flowering accent, espalier

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