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Pyrus serrulata

Serrulate Pear

  • Pyrus serrulata

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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/16" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Pyrus serrulata, also known as Serrulate Pear, is a deciduous tree native to China. It can grow up to 10 meters in height and has a round to broad oval crown. The bark is dark greyish brown, and the twigs are covered in woolly hair when young.

The leaves of Pyrus serrulata are broad elliptical to elongated oval in shape, with a velvety grey color when young and later turning dark green. They are approximately 5-10 cm in size and have a finely serrated edge.

In April and May, Pyrus serrulata produces white flowers in umbels. These flowers have a diameter of approximately 2.5 cm. Following the flowering period, large brown fruits resembling apples appear. These fruits have lighter lenticels and remain on the tree until January.

Pyrus serrulata thrives in a variety of soil types, including well-drained loam and heavy clay soils. It prefers full sun but can tolerate some light shade. This tree is also tolerant of atmospheric pollution and excessive moisture.

With its ornamental features, Pyrus serrulata is commonly used in parks and gardens. It is a low-maintenance tree that does not have specific soil requirements. It has good wind resistance and is hardy in winter with a winter hardiness zone of 6.

Although native to China, Pyrus serrulata is rarely cultivated in other regions. Its small volume makes it suitable for small gardens, and its fruit often remains on the tree until deep into the winter, adding visual interest to the landscape. Overall, Pyrus serrulata is a beautiful and versatile tree that can enhance any outdoor space.

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