Callery Pear Pyrus calleryana China

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Botanical Name:

Pyrus calleryana China









Common Name:

Callery Pear

50-60 feet
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  • Pyrus calleryana China

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 30 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* The Callery Pear ( Pyrus calleryana ) is a species of pear native to China . It is a deciduous tree growing to 15 to 20 m (49 to 66 ft) tall, with a conic to rounded crown. The leaves are oval, 4 to 7 cm (1.6 to 2.8 in) long, glossy dark green above, slightly paler below. The flowers are produced in early spring before the leaves expand fully, and are white, with five petals, and about 2 to 3 cm (0.79 to 1.2 in) in diameter. They have a smell that some people find distasteful. more...
* Pyrus calleryana, or the Callery pear, is a species of pear tree native to China and Vietnam. more...
* Deciduous tree, growing to 5 to 8 m (16 to 26 ft) tall,[2] often with a conical to rounded crown. more...
* The white, five-petaled flowers are about 2 to 2.5 cm (0.79 to 0.98 in) in diameter. They are produced abundantly in early spring, before the leaves expand fully. more...
* Pear wood (of any species) is among the finest-textured of all fruitwoods. It is prized for making woodwind instruments, and pear veneer is used in fine furniture. more...
* In summer, the shining foliage is dark green and very smooth, and in autumn the leaves commonly turn brilliant colors, ranging from yellow and orange to more commonly red, pink, purple, and bronze. more...
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Widely used as a rootstock for grafting Bradford and other pear varieties.