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Pyrus Communis – 5 seeds


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Common name: Common pear
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Europe
Height at maturity: from 10 to 15 meters
Hardiness: -20°C
Exposure: sun
Plant type: tree
Vegetation: perennial
Foliage: deciduous
Flowering: April-May
Flower color: white
Soil type: ordinary, tolerates poor or calcareous soil
Watering: regular
Use: in the garden, isolated, container, bonsai
Diseases and Pests:-
Toxicity: edible fruits

Storage of seeds: 3 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)


Pyrus communis grows naturally in western and central European temperate zones. It does particularly well in deep, loose and fresh soil, but it likes all types of soil. This a hardy tree that likes a sunny place, it supports negative temperatures down to -20° C and more.

Its port is pyramidal, it generally reaches a maximum size of 15 meters for 4 to 6 meters of wingspan. Its bark is grey-brown. Its wood is considered valuable by its characteristic of being reddish. It is used in cabinetmaking for the manufacture of expensive furniture and in sculpture.

In April-May flowering occurs and the tree produces a multitude of single white flowers with red stamens. They are grouped in umbels of 1 to 15 flowers. This tree is melliferous and attracts pollinating insects. After flowering, edible fruits called pears appear.

This tree has a great longevity, it can live 200 years. It is easy to grow and maintain.

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