Striking Spring and Fall Color in a Hardy Ornamental
The Cleveland Select Flowering Pear (Pyrus calleryana) is a hardy ornamental tree with year-round appeal. Because this tree is more tall than broad, it nestles neatly into a narrow spot between other plants or looks great in rows along a street or sidewalk.
Your Cleveland Flowering Pear is certain to surprise you with its colorful nature. It’s a moderate to fast grower, so in no time at all you’ll be enjoying its spectacular display.
The spring flowers are so dense that they seem to blanket the tree in white blossoms. Step close and you’ll note a unique, light fragrance wafting through the air.
Tiny heart-shaped glossy, green leaves are a lovely contrast to the grey/brown bark throughout the summer. In the fall those leaves turn to a warm red/purple hue as winter approaches, again bathing your lawn in spectacular color.
The Cleveland Flowering Pear thrives in almost any soils and gives great results even in heat or pollution. It can reach over 30 feet in height with an oval shape of 15 feet in diameter. You won’t have to even clean up after it as it doesn’t produce edible fruit. It’s only “fruit” is a ½ round ball that the birds will take care of for you.
The Cleveland Flowering Pear is a versatile addition to almost any landscape. Its low maintenance, hardy nature and beautiful year-round appeal make it an ideal choice as an ornamental landscape tree.
* Spectacular color spring and fall
* Moderate to fast growth rate
|Botanical Name||Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'|
|Zones||5, 6, 7, 8|
|Height||20 - 40 feet|
|Mature Height||20 - 30 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Spread||12 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|