Bradford pear show

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Bradford pear show

  1. 1. Bradford Callery Pear Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ Group: Deciduous Tree Leaf/Bud Arrangement: Alternate Identification: Winter-- Large, furry, white flower buds (terminal buds and lateral buds) Sometimes small, triangular vegetative buds laterally as well Stem may be white woolly on top, but changes to glossy brown Stem pretty thick , gray as it gets older, no thorns May have small tan, brown or gray ‘pear’ , 1/2” or smaller Obvious lenticels   Summer-- Leaves almost rounded with a point at the top, 1 1/2 to 3” Margin may be fuzzy early, undulate, and finely serrate Flowers Early May, white, stinky, with dark pollen Tree is covered with flowers in groups Fall color is burgundy red
  2. 2. Spread: 20’ Height: 35’ Hardiness: Zones 4-8 Texture: Medium Habit: Pretty pyramidal when young, rounding older, looks trimmed Cultivars: Many about the same, maybe different habits Landscape value:Transplants well in to a number of different soils. Best Season: Multiseasonal, spring flowers, nice glossy foliage during the summer, great fall color for a long time. Good street tree.
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