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REDSPIRE CALLERY PEAR
Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire'

Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire' Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire'

Photo Locations: Hoyt Arboretum - Portland, OR

General Notes

Fairly resistant to fireblight. Narrow, oval form to 35 feet. Crimson and purple fall color.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names

REDSPIRE ORNAMENTAL PEAR, REDSPIRE CALLERY PEAR, REDSPIRE FLOWERING PEAR

Tree Characteristics

Erect with a High Canopy.

Conical Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 35 feet.

Width: 20 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Glossy Medium Green, Red, Gold or Multicolored, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Brown Pome, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Blocky or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Fair Resistance to Fire Blight, Oak Root Fungus and Verticillium. Susceptible to White Fly, Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Aug 16, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pyrus-calleryana-redspire >

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