Common name: Common pear
Height at maturity: from 10 to 15 meters
Plant type: tree
Flower color: white
Soil type: ordinary, tolerates poor or calcareous soil
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.