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Pyrus pyrifolia

Sand Pear, Japanese Sand Pear
Rosaceae
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Trees

PYRUS

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.

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