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Featured Tree

Featured Tree

Callery Pear varieties (Pyrus calleryanna)

This is without a doubt the most over planted tree of all time. The flowers are a magnificent display in early spring. The tree will reach heights of about 40 feet, with variable spreads depending on variety. The most popular variety is undoubtedly Bradford. Bradford Pear is a carefree specimen until the tree matures. At this time the tree structure will fail in storms and winter ice and snow. Then trees then become unsightly as well as unsafe. Better varieties include Chanticlear and Aristocrat. These varieties have better branch structure. All varieties have been overused in all places in the landscape. The species is becoming invasive along roadsides throughout the region. This is a very hardy tree abnd will survive in tough soils and dry sites. Fruit resembles a hard pea and can become a nuisance on sidewalks. The tree will produce heavy fruit thence the invasive nature. This would be a good candidate to not plant for 20 years or so in favor of other species. Bradford should not be used again. There are other flowering ornamentals.