New Bradford Flowering Pear Tree

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Craving an ornamental tree with fabulous spring color? The New Bradford Pear Tree (Pyrus calleryana 'Holmford') is just that ornamental, deciduous flowering tree you've been searching for! You'll love your New Bradford Pear Tree's shape and form! The trunk grows straight and true with spreading branches, creating an overall oval nature.

Before new leaves develop in the spring, your Flowering Pear tree will delight you with a prolific abundance of fragrant flowers that seem to blanket the tree in showy, white brilliance. It's a spring stand-out in any yard and feeds droves of hungry bees and butterflies in search of a spring snack!

As your Pear tree's spring blossoms drift to the ground, glossy green foliage will emerge to create a full and verdant appearance to compliment your summer yard. As the days grow cooler, those same leaves will transform into brilliant oranges and reds that will add zest to your autumn landscape!

The New Bradford is a superior cultivar. While other pear trees struggle through high winds and winter snows, your New Bradford Pear was developed to resist storm damage and fireblight. It's quite hardy, disease-resistant and even drought-tolerant!

Planting and Application:

Plant one or more New Bradfords as main focal points in your yard for their superior spring and fall beauty! If your area allows you to grow this fantastic specimen, Bradford is an excellent lawn tree and shade tree, this specimen shows off throughout every season of the year!

The New (and Improved) Bradford Pear produces no messy fruit! Another great benefit is that it is a rapid grower so you'll get results fast! This makes the New Bradford ideal for new construction homes, urban landscapes, and locations that may have some clay or poor soil sites.

Add fast-growing lush shade over backyard seating areas and enjoy screening with these vivacious ornamentals, decorating paved areas beautifully without any mess to stain the ground or your lawn chair cushions! These areas will become prime bird-watching locations because songbirds love these trees and the strong limbs not only give them ample nesting space but also a fall snack before winter!

  • Snowy White Spring Blooms
  • Lush Green Foliage & Amazing Fall Color
  • Pollinator & Bird-Friendly!
  • Big Rounded Form
  • New & Improved Cultivar - Fire Blight & Drought Tolerant

#ProPlantTips for Care:

The New Bradford Pear tree is also a vigorous grower and will provide you with years of outstanding performance and enjoyment throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 8! Plant in full sun for the most blooms and the strongest limbs, and provide a location that is well-drained. Ensure your new tree has a regular watering schedule and a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch for best results. Prune these trees in the late winter or early spring.

Sometimes the seeds can be spread by birds and become a nuisance, popping up where they're not wanted. This is the reason for a few areas of the country do not allow these trees to be shipped to sensitive areas. 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. To see if your area is safe for one of these trees, add your zip code to the Plant Highlights section on this page.

  • Full Sun
  • Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Regular Moisture At First - Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Loves Mulched Beds
  • Prune Late Winter/Early Spring

Resistant, hardy, and fast-growing, the New Bradford Flowering Pear tree will add its unique spring beauty to your landscape! Hurry and order this new and improved cultivar today from Nature Hills Nursery!

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

About Plant Sentry™

Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.

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 and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

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.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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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New Bradford 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 'Holmford'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 25 - 35 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 35 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange, Red, Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter