Cleveland Flowering Pear Tree

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For a fast-growing ornamental tree with an abundance of formal style, homeowners in certain areas across the United States can relish the beauty of the Cleveland Flowering Pear Tree (Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select')!

This tree is not available in all areas. Simply enter your zip code in our Zone Finder on the page to see if you can purchase this gorgeous, desirable tree!

With its classic pyramidal form, the Cleveland Flowering Pear Tree will naturally lend a stylish architectural flair to your home all year long. No shaping or pruning is necessary to achieve this wonderful profile!

Usually, the Cleveland Flowering Pear is the first flowering tree to start its bloom. It graces the neighborhood with a perfect cloud of white flowers, as soon as the weather turns warm enough to coax the buds to bloom out. This phenomenal flower display in early spring is such a welcome sight! Small flowers are held in clusters on every branch tip. The spring flowers seem to blanket the tree in white blossoms and pollinators galore!

Next, the shiny, dark green leaves will knock your socks off. The crisp, clean leaves look like they were freshly waxed all season long. Heart-shaped, they are a lovely contrast to the grey/brown bark throughout the summer.

Then late in fall, the green leaves turn to warm red-orange and even purple hues. The fall color will blow you away. This is some of the brightest available of any ornamental tree! Cleveland Select can produce some small, rounded fruits that can develop on the tree if it is planted near another Callery Pear that can pollinate it. The birds go crazy for the fruit during the winter or very early spring!

Planting and Application:

This is a hardy ornamental tree with year-round appeal. Because this is a columnar tree growing more tall than broad, it nestles neatly into a narrow spot between other plants or looks great in rows along a street or sidewalk.

In the right geographies, this beautiful specimen tree makes a perfect lawn or street tree for front yards. Use a single tree to anchor the corner of your home in a landscape bed. Or, plant one on either side of large-scale front entrances as a gracious welcome for guests.

These make fabulous screening backdrops along the property line. Plant them 15 feet apart, measuring from one tree's center trunk to the next's center trunk. Their tall, oval shapes will quickly grow together into a single, continuous screen. March them down the length of your driveway spaced at equal distances to create gorgeous curb appeal.

Or, plant them 25 feet apart in long, formal rows to create a magnificent allée. What a memory to grant yourself and your family each flowering spring and colorful fall! A single tree or groupings in uneven numbers creates lovely naturalized groves that birds and pollinators adore!

The Cleveland Flowering Pear is a versatile and space-saving addition to almost any landscape. This is an improved cultivar of the old Bradford Pear trees also known as Callery Pears, and also goes by the names 'Glen's Form', 'Select', and 'Stone Hill'. Its low maintenance, hardy nature, and beautiful year-round appeal make it a great choice as an ornamental landscape tree.

  • Spectacular White Spring Flowering
  • Crisp, Clean Pyramidal Columnar Growth Habit
  • Glossy Green Foliage
  • Wonderful Purple & Red-Orange Fall Color
  • Specimens & Accents, Rows, Allées & Groupings

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Cleveland Pear tree thrives in almost any well-drained soil and full sun. You'll get great results even in heat or pollution if you provide even watering while the tree is getting established in your soil.

The tree should be pruned in late winter or very early spring if needed. Do prune out any secondary leaders that may develop as the tree is young, remove suckers, and water growth. Select your preferred leader in the dense crown and remove the other secondary leader completely.

Plant these Ornamental columnar trees at least 15 feet away from the foundation of your house and 8 feet away from the curb. This will give the root system enough room to develop. The roots will appreciate a 3-4 inch layer of mulch to keep them cool and hold moisture consistently.

  • Fast Growing In Full Sun
  • Hardy, Easy Care In Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Upright Columnar Pyramidal Form
  • Lush Green Foliage & Amazing Fall Color
  • Street Trees, Shade, Groupings,
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The Cleveland Select Pear is certain to surprise you with its colorful nature. It's a fast grower, so in no time at all you'll be enjoying its spectacular display. Order today at Nature Hills!

Buying Options for Plants

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.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Cleveland Flowering Pear Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Dark Green
Fall Color Orange, Red, Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering