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Plant Search > Callery Pear

Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana)

About Callery Pear

Callery Pear is a Tree. Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Callery Pear
Scientific Plant Name Pyrus calleryana
Other Common Names Bradford Pear
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Rose
Scientific Family Name Rosaceae

Origin

Native Status U.S. Introduction Alien Species: Introduced to Kansas and the United States.

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Tree Trees are woody perennial plants, usually with a single trunk, relatively tall
Life Span Woody Woody plants have woody stems that grow more than a year.
Maximum Height 50.0 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 50.0 feet width in feet
Flower Color White, colors of the flowers
Flowering Season April - April typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Seed Only methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Full Sun Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Moist to Drained Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

Images

Images of the plants' flowers, fruits, seeds, leaves, and stems are shown as all are useful in identifying plants.

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