Bradford Pear – Pyrus Calleryana

All pricing and availability are subject to change

5 gallon – $20
15 gallon – $50
24″ box – $150

Details and Care Information:

Sunset Zones:  2-9 and 14-24
USDA Hardiness Zones:  5-8
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Soil: Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline
Drought Tolerance:
Growth Rate:  24” to 36” per year
Growth Habit: Erect or Spreading with a High Canopy
Height:  50ft.
Width: 35ft.
Evergreen or Deciduous: Deciduous
Longevity: 50 to 150 years (Though some say 15 – 25 years)
Litter Issue: Dry fruit
Pests and Diseases: Resistant to Fair Resistance to Fire Blight, Armillaria and Verticillium. Susceptible to Thrip and White Flyr, Sooty Mold.
Branch Strength: Medium
Root Damage Potential: Moderate
Suckering Potential:  Moderate to High
Special Care:  These are not generally recommended due to potential problems. Correct pruning will help to minimize any potential problems you might encounter and will help to curb these potential problems.

The flowers are said to have a very pungent smell similar to rotten fish or semen.
Pruning Advice: Prune branches that grow with a very small angle, and thin out the branches to keep the branch weight down.
Watering Advice: 
Staking: Staking for the first few years will help to stabilize the tree during the establishment process.