Sand Pear, Japanese Sand Pear
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Trees
Ornamental pears are grown for their profuse late-winter or early-spring show of white flowers and their lustrous leaves. Not at their best in shallow soils, they’re otherwise unfussy, even growing well in heavy clay. Most are subject to fireblight. Fruiting pears are described under Pear, Asian and Pear, European.Pyrus pyrifolia
Native to China. Grows to 40 ft. tall and 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 and 10–12 ft. wide. Grown for its silvery, willow...
Native to China. Grows to 40 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide. Like European fruiting pear in appearance, but ...
Grows to 10–15 ft. high and wide. This is one of the species grown commercially for nuts (for th...