Pyrus - - Semi-mature and mature Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'

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Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford' - Bradford

 

Family:

Rosaceae

Origins:

China and Vietnam

Plant Type:

Deciduous tree

Size:

12m x 9m

Habit/ Form:

Pyramidal, becoming broader with age.

Leaves:

Thick and glossy, dark green broadly ovate leaves turning reddish-orange, purplish to yellowish-red in autumn. Can be semi-evergreen in some areas.

Flowers:

Abundant white flowers produced in corymbs from early spring. Can be variable in flowering dependent on region in which planted.

Fruit:

Small russet fruit to 12 mm in diameter.

Bark / Trunk:

Dark greyish-brown, becoming lightly fissured with age.

Vigour / Longevity:

Hardy, moderate to fast growth.

Environmental Requirements:

Full sun to park shade, they can also handle air pollution and some coastal exposure.

Hardiness:

Good for urban areas where conditions are poor and roots have restricted growing space.

Soil / Drainage:

Adaptable to a wide range of site conditions including quite dry conditions, slightly alkaline soils, able to handle intermittently wet, heavy soils.

Pruning:

May require regular formative pruning for strong limb, trunk and crown structure.

Watering:

Best growth and flowering on moist soils, provide extra water in dry summers.

Fertilising:

Fertilise with a complete fertiliser after flowering.

Pests / Diseases:

Borer, scale and aphid

Uses:

A good foliage tree that flowers profusely and maintains an excellent, well balanced shape. Useful in smaller gardens as feature and shade trees. Street trees, avenue plantings, large parks and gardens.

 

 

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