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Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
Photo Locations: Cohn Arboretum - Baton Rouge, LA, The National Arboretum - Washington, DC and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA
Fairly resistant to fireblight and smog. Generally fruitless.
Has fragrant Flower.
Additional Common Names
BRADFORD PEAR, BRADFORD CALLERY PEAR
Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 50 feet.
Width: 35 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Dark Green, Red or Purple or Bronze, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Fragrant White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Few to Fruitless, Brown or Mostly Green 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.
Moist to Dry 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, Armillaria and Verticillium. Susceptible to Thrip and White Flyr, Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Low.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Sep 29, 2020.
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