Scientific Name: Pyrus communis
Common Name: European pear, common pear
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Europe, South Asia / India
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 10 - 15m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Upright
Form: Columnar, Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Dried flower or fruit, Shade tree, Specimen plant, Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Ovate, Serrulate
Flowers: Corymb, White, Pink, Apr-May
Fruit: Edible, Pome, (Accessory tissue), Yellow, Green-yellow, Green, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves elliptic, ovate, most blades 5-12cm long x 2-8cm wide, margin serrate; corymbs, most with 10-20 florets each 2-3cm wide, 5 white concave petals, 5 green sepals, many stamens, 5 stigmas; pomes (pears) yellow to brownish when ripe, most 8-12cm long. Winter ID: bark grey-brown/flat ridges at the top; red-brown branches; buds scaly, slightly tomentose, acute.