Pyrus kawakamii

Flowering Pear
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Plant Type



Semi-Evergreen to Deciduous

Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

15-30′ x 15-30′


Full sun


Medium Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Winter, Spring

Special Features

Desert Conditions

Container Sizes

#15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

8, 9, 12-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Moderately fast-growing, semi-evergreen to deciduous tree to 15-30’ tall and wide. Nearly evergreen in mild climates. Prized for both its handsome foliage and profusion of showy, fragrant white flowers that provide an eye-catching display from late-winter to early-spring. This species seldom fruits, though clusters of small bronze-green fruit occasionally appear in late summer. A popular choice for warmer western climates that is well-suited as a small courtyard, patio, lawn or street tree, and young multi-branched specimens are often used as an attractive flowering espalier. Tolerates heat and a variety of soil types, growing best in full sun with regular watering in a well-drained soil.

USDA Zone: 8A-9B
Sunset Zone: 8, 9, 12-24

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