Ornamental Pear trees (Pyrus) display clouds of beautiful white flowers early in spring that are complimented with lush green or silver foliage. The foliage turns vibrant shades of red, orange and purple in autumn, often adorning the branches well into winter. Choose from formal upright ornamental pear trees to relaxed weeping varieties.
The range of habits, from formal upright to relaxed weeping, means there is an ornamental flowering pear tree to suit any garden style. The upright Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' is popular for avenue planting or screening purposes, but equally is great for small spaces and can be planted near a wall. The weeping varieties, such as Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula', lend a more informal, graceful appearance.
Although fruit is produced, ornamental pear trees are rarely grown for this reason with the showy ornate flowers and bold autumn colour being the main attraction of this species. The fruits are usually left for wildlife to enjoy eating. We do stock a large range of fruiting pear trees if you want to grow fruit to eat. Pyrus are easy to grow and require very little care throughout the year. We recommend a slight pruning in September or early December, depending on the variety.