Pyrus calleryana ‘Redspire’

Redspire Flowering Pear
Redspire' Pear
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

35′ x 25′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Fall Color, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#15, 24″ Box, 36″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Pyramidal

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-9, 14-21

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5A-9B

Moderate-growing deciduous tree with a pyramidal growth habit to 35’ tall x 25’ wide. This fire blight resistant variety features glossy, wavy-edged deep-green foliage that emerges with an attractive red-tinge, and transitions through shades of orangish-yellow to reddish-purple in the cool of fall. Prized for its abundant display of especially large white flowers that appear in early-spring, prior to the emergence of its attractive deep-colored foliage. Flowers are followed by small clusters of reddish-brown ornamental fruit that persist on the tree for many months, and provide a valuable food source for various bird species. Highly-tolerant of 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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