Sand Pear, Japanese Sand Pear
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Trees
Grown for their profuse late-winter or early-spring show of white flowers and their glossy, attractive leaves. Not at their best in shallow soils but otherwise unfussy about soil, even growing well in heavy clay. Most are subject to fireblight.Pyrus pyrifolia
Native to China. To 40 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide. Like European fruiting pear in appearance, but leaves are glossier and more leathery. Fall color ranges from brilliant orange red to reddish purple. Profuse early spring blossoms; small, woody, gritty-textured fruit. This species is involved in the parentage of Asian pear varieties.
Elegant specimen plant to 12–15 ft. tall, 10–12 ft. wide. Grown for silvery, willow-like f...
Native to China. To 40 ft. tall, 25 ft. wide. Like European fruiting pear in appearance, but leaves ar...
Rounded growth to 8–10 ft. tall and wide. Grown for fantastically gnarled and twisted branches a...