SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Alameda Plazas and Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden - Santa Barbara, CA, Cal Poly State University Campus - San Luis Obispo, CA, Westwood, CA, Balboa Park - San Diego, CA and Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA
Handsome tree when well maintained.
Native to Taiwan and China.
Pyrus calleryana var. calleryana
Additional Common Names
EVERGREEN PEAR, CHINESE EVERGREEN PEAR
Spreading with a Low Canopy.
Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Evergreen to Partly Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 - 30 feet.
Width: 15 - 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Elliptic to Ovate, Glossy Medium Green, No Change, Evergreen to Partly Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Brown or Mostly Green Pome, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Spring or Summer.
Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Blocky or Furrowed.
Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 8, 9 and 12 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 8 - 10.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids and White Fly, Fire Blight and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Biogenic Emissions considered Low.
Special Uses & Values
Espalier or Pleached.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pyrus kawakamii Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jul 23, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/pyrus-kawakamii >
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