Pyrus communis x Pyrus pyrifolia
Baldwin Pear hybrid between Pyrus communis and Pyrus pyrifolia decidious 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 grows 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 common pear makes 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.
|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|
|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.|
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