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Pyrus calleryana - Manchurian Pear / Callery Pear - 30 Seeds

Pyrus calleryana - Manchurian Pear / Callery Pear - 30 Seeds

SKU: PYRCALL
$3.50Price
Pyrus calleryana, commonly known as Manchurian or Callery Pear is an ornamental, deciduous pear tree native to China growing from 6 to 10m tall and is a spectacularly showy tree in Spring when it is covered with clusters of white flowers and again in Autumn when its leaves turn bright yellow, purple and red.  
This is a pear tree grown for its flowers and Autumn foliage and not for edible fruit.
 
Trees have a very attractive pyriform shape and are excellent as a feature tree where a narrower columnar tree is sought.  The deciduous leaves are oval, 5 to 7cm long, leathery and lustrous green, turning shades of yellow, orange, purple and red in the Autumn persist on the tree into early Winter after most deciduous trees have shed their leaves. 
The white flowers are about 2.5cm across and arranged in clusters of a dozen or so, each cluster about 8cm across appear before and with the leaves in early Spring, and completely cover the tree so that all you see is white!  The fruits are spherical brown pomes about 1.5cm in diameter.
 
Callery Pear is hard to beat for early Spring flowers and spectacular Autumn colour. 
It is tolerant of urban conditions, pollution and poor soils, can be transplanted at any size and grows fast.  Best grown in full sun and can take a range of soils.
It is a good choice for a quick screen or ornamental tree along a driveway, in a parking lot, or along a street.  It also makes an interesting Bonsai subject.
 
Pyrus calleryana is frost resistant and although it needs regular watering while young, established trees are moderately drought tolerant.

 

30 premium quality seeds shipped on receipt of cleared funds. 

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