Pyrus communis x Pyrus pyrifolia
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Spring 2023 Shipping Season
Spring shipping is coming to an end. Please place your order by Friday, May 5th to still receive this Spring. Orders placed after this date will ship in the Fall.
Plant Zones 9-8: Late January-February
Plant Zones 8-7: February-March
Plant Zones 6-5: April– early May
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Baldwin Pear hybrid between Pyrus communis and Pyrus pyrifolia deciduous tree
native to Europe and eastern Asia, and has been introduced throughout much of the eastern United States, from Maine to Florida, and as far west as Texas and Missouri.
They grow best in moist soils with at least partial sunlight and can reach a height of up to 40 feet. Average between 20-25′. The showy flowers and manageable height of the common pear make it a favorable ornamental landscape tree. Some find the aromatic flowers and sweet edible fruits to be an additional plus.
USDA Plant zone 5-9. Chill Hours 150. Needs pollinator. Flordahome, Hood, and Pineapple are good pollinators. New trees can produce fruit in 2-3 years depending on care and climate. The success of new trees is heavily dependent on the care received during and after planting.
|Height||20' - 30'|
|Spread||10' - 20'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||5 - 9|
|Blooms||February - March|
|Drops Fruit or Nuts||November - December|
|Soil||Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil only if seasonal and well drained|
|Soil pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Light requirements||Full Sun|
|Pollination||Requires Pollinator. Plant at LEAST two trees for pollination; however, each additional tree will increase pollination for better mast production|
|Suggested Pollinators||Flordahome Pear, Hood Pear, Pineapple, Pear|
|Spacing||30' - 50'|
|Pruning||Pear trees should be pruned annually in the winter when they are dormant. Please refer to the Pruning section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
|Fertilization||It is not recommended to fertilize trees at the time of planting or young trees. Excessive fertilizing may cause premature fruit drop. Apply a balanced slow release fertilizer after the tree is established and begins to break dormancy in spring.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting.
In Spring we ship bare-root, dormant trees. All plants are dipped in a root gel before shipping and wrapped in plastic to retain moisture.
Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.
Size shipped: 18 – 36+ inches
For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.