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Pyrus pyrifolia

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Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA. and Longwood Gardens - Kennette Square, PA

General Notes

Many commercial varieties including 'Atago, 'Chojuro', 'Hosui', 'Ishiiwase', 'Kikusui', 'Niitaka', 'Twentieth Century', 'Late Korean', 'Shinko', 'Shinseiki', 'Tsu Li', 'Ya Li', and 'Yakumo'.

Native to China.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 15 - 30 feet.

Width: 10 - 25 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 to 36 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Oblong to Ovate, Green, Red or Orange, Deciduous.

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

Brown, Yellow or Mostly Green Pome, Very Large (Over 3.00 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 Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Wet Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 12 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Slightly 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.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values



Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pyrus pyrifolia Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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