Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’

Bradford Flowering Pear
Bradford' Pear
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

30-40′ x 20-25′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#15, 24″ Box, 36″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Canopy

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-9, 14-21

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5A-9B

Fast-growing deciduous tree to 30-40’ tall x 20-25’ wide. Initially exhibiting a pyramidal growth-habit in youth, this popular variety eventually forms a broad canopy of glossy, wavy-edged, deep-green foliage that turns attractive shades of orange and reddish-purple in the cool of fall. Prized for its abundant display of showy, clustered white flowers that appear in early-spring, prior to the emergence of its attractive glossy foliage. While this variety is considered fruitless, small golden-brown fruit clusters are occasionally produced, though they are inconspicuous and inedible. Tolerates urban conditions and a variety of soil types, and is well-suited as a lawn, parkway, street or shade tree. Though able to survive dry periods, this variety performs best with regular watering in a well-drained soil, and prefers a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 5A-9B
Sunset Zone: 2B-9, 14-21

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