Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’
Plant name: Ornamental pear 'Bradford'
Plant type: advanced / deciduous trees
Description: This deciduous ornamental pear is a medium tree with an oval-shaped canopy. White flowers will cover the canopy through spring. Foliage is glossy and green, turning hues of reds and oranges through autumn.
Origin: China, Vietnam.
Cultural notes: Does best in full sun. Hardy and suitable for a wide range of climate conditions. A low maintenance tree. Will attract birds and other flora. Pruning can occur in winter if needed.
Tolerates: Is tolerable of drought and clay soils.
Flowering type and season: Flowering is prolific, the tree becoming covered with creamy white flowers in spring. Flowers followed by small, green fruits.
Foliage type and colour: Foliage is a light green turning into rich oranges and reds through autumn until falling.
Soil type: Prefers well-draining soil, most soil types and pH levels are tolerated.
Width: Up to 15m
Height: Up to 15m
Recommended uses: This tree is perfect in large gardens or parklands and works well for creating good shade.