Pyrus - - Semi-mature and mature Pyrus calleryana Edgewood

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Pyrus calleryana Edgewood - Edgewood

 

Family:

Rosaceae

Origins:

China and Vietnam

Plant Type:

Deciduous tree

Size:

8m x 6m

Habit/ Form:

Rounded, small tree.

Leaves:

Glossy green leaves with purple veins, turning to orange-red-purple hues in autumn.

Flowers:

Numerous white flowers.

Fruit:

Russet coloured globose fruits. Inedible.

Bark / Trunk:

Reddish-brown and lightly furrowed with white, elongated lenticels. Smooth when young.

Vigour / Longevity:

Hardy, moderate to fast growth.

Environmental Requirements:

Full sun to park shade. Has been observed to produce stunning autumn colour in some of the cool temperate areas of Australia.

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 lovely ornamental pear that has a good spring floral display and attractive mid-green summer foliage that changes to reds and purples in autumn. Useful in smaller gardens as feature and shade trees. Street trees, avenue plantings, large parks and gardens.

 

 

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