Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
25 to 35 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
20 to 30 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Faster
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attractive
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright; oval to rounded form; 25-35’ tall; 20-30’ wide; showy, white flowers in May; small fruit hidden by leaves; late, yellow, orange-red to purple fall color; no thorns; fast grower; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers moist, well-drained soil but is drought, salt, air pollution, and urban tolerant; some cultivars are susceptible to fireblight and narrow branch crotch angles susceptible to limb breakage in storms; native to China and Korea; hardy to zone 4b-5b (depending on cultivar)

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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