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Ornamental Pear Trees | Pyrus Trees

Ornamental Pear trees stand taller and more upright than apple trees, displaying clouds of beautiful white flowers early in spring. This is complimented with lush green foliage that turns vibrant shades of red, orange and purple in autumn, often adorning the branches well into winter.

The upright shape, year round interest and hardy nature of Ornamental Pear trees are some of the reasons they are so popular for avenue planting or screening purposes. Although fruit is produced, Ornamental Pear trees are rarely grown for this reason with the ornate flowers and bold autumn colour being the main attraction of this species.

Pyrus are native to China and Vietnam, and come from the Rosaceae family. This species is made up of about 22 different varieties found across Asia, Europe, and Northern Africa. The etymological root of Pyrus is from the classic Latin name for the Pear tree.

Pruning Tips for Ornamental Pear Trees

Pear trees require very little care throughout the year, with a slight pruning needed in September or early December, depending on the variety and the fruits are best harvested just before they are fully ripened. Asian pear trees produce fruit that are ready to eat as soon as they are picked and are often referred to as ‘Apple Pear trees’ because the fruit is crisp like an apple, whereas the European variety bears a softer, juicer pear that produces a better taste when given time to mature off the tree.

Interesting Facts About Pear Trees

  • Pyrus have been recognised as a good material for woodwind instruments and fine furniture.
  • Williams’ Bon Chrétien is the most widely grown variety and China is the world’s leading pear producer.
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