What a stately, well-formed ornamental tree! With an impeccable presence in the landscape, Aristocrat Flowering Pear Tree (Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat') delights year round! This fast-growing, hardy, Flowering Pear tree delivers an outstanding floral display in early spring.
Breathtakingly beautiful clusters of white flowers bloom on bare branches before the leaves appear. It truly is a magnificent spring show that feeds pollinators! The spring flowers are quickly followed by bright, glossy green foliage that casts refreshing shade all growing season long. The leaves are a bit wavy at the edges, which is a subtle decorative feature in itself.
The leaves then turn a deep mix of harvest gold, scarlet red, and wine dark purple in mid to late fall. This spectacular fall color is a lovely and reliable ornamental feature! If another Callery Pear is nearby, you'll get tiny fruit that the birds quickly snap up for a late-season feast!
Aristocrat Flowering Pears grow with a uniform and neat canopy for a very polished look. Overall, the profile looks like a rounded pyramid. Even in winter, the Aristocrat Flowering Pears are attractive! They have a stronger branch structure than their relatives, the Bradford Pear and other Callery Pears! That's because Aristocrat won't produce an excessive number of small shoots in between branches!
Great for new homes, this fast-growing Flowering Pear can tolerate compacted and clay soils sometimes found in newly constructed lots! Aristocrat Pear Trees root systems won't damage concrete patios, sidewalks, or driveways. In fact, with their tolerance of urban pollution, they are frequently used as urban specimens where the Aristocrat can be sold.
The formal outline of the plant makes it a perfect specimen for your yard. Use a single tree at the corner of your front yard for foundation planting. It will be the anchor of your design, and never outgrow its space or look messy.
Aristocrat has been used by many municipalities as a street tree. This is because it maintains its form without requiring pruning. It also tolerates urban sites beautifully and offers spring bloom, outstanding form, and great fall color.
Or, use this as a tidy frame to outline landscape features. Try this in very precise applications, such as a geometric allée marching along both sides of a long driveway. It can also be used as a repeating ornamental element used as a backdrop in your backyard perennial or shrub borders.
To have a solid screen where the branches overlap and touch, plant the trees 10 feet apart. For a row that shows off each individual tree so it can grow without overlap, plant the trees 15 - 20 feet apart.
Aristocrat needs full sun for the best growth and the most blooms. Plant in about any well-drained soil type. These gorgeous trees are very adaptable to most soils - including clay - but they should be well drained. If poor drainage is suspected, mound up soil 18 - 24 inches high above the native soil line. You'll plant directly in that mound.
Give regular moisture to establish new roots in your soil. After the first few seasons, they become drought-tolerant and very easy to care for. Topdress with a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to hold moisture and insulate the root system from heat and cold throughout USDA growing zones 4 to 9.
Aristocrat branches can be thinned out when your tree is young if you would like. These grow into a naturally dense canopy and thinning out the smallest branches may benefit you in the long run. Simply decide which branches you will keep and remove the rest back to the main trunk. Be sure to keep a symmetrical profile if you do prune branches back. While the trees are young, remove any secondary leaders that might develop. These uncluttered branch crotches make them less susceptible to damage from winter ice and strong winds. Prune each winter or very early spring if needed.
Aristocrat is a regulated tree that performs just a bit too well in certain areas. Callery Pears may cross-pollinate if other varieties are planted nearby. Because birds love the tiny fruit, they can disperse these new hybrid Pears into the wild. Because of this, some locales have restricted their sale.
Rest assured, Nature Hills uses Plant Sentry™ to track all federal, state, and local regulations on invasive materials. We will always protect you and your community. Trees are an investment in our future. We're happy to offer this special tree for sale in areas where it will work beautifully without any concern. To check your availability, simply type in your zip code to Find Your Growing Zone in the section above the Plant Highlights. Don't miss out on your opportunity to grow this marvelous tree in your landscape!
This smaller tree is bedecked with ornamental features like early spring bloom, glossy green leaves and amazing fall color. No wonder it is so popular! Order your own amazing Aristocrat Flowering Pear Tree today from Natur Hills!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'|
|Mature Height||25 - 40 feet|
|Mature Spread||20 - 30 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Moisture||Moderate then Low|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|