Plant of the Week 05/07/2021
Bradford Flowering Pear
Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
Snow white flower clusters appear in early spring, followed by bright green foliage for the summer months. In the fall, expect beautiful orange and deep red foliage. The tree is pyramidal shape, but progresses to a broad canopy shade tree with age.
Quickly reaches 25' tall and 15' wide. Tolerates a wide variety of well-drained soils. Plant in full sun. Water regularly with deep, slow soaking. Can be used as a focal point in your garden or a shade tree. Blooms can have an overpowering sweet smell so it is best to plant this tree a little further from your home.