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Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
Bradford Callery Pear
Family: Rosaceae

The Bradford Callery Pear is a flowering pear tree native to Korea and China; it was introduced to America in 1919. It is a extremely popular tree that looks like a white cloud when in full flower in the spring. The blooms are pure white and bloom in the spring. Flowering occurs in mid-March to late April. During the fall, the tree exhibits orange, purple, red and yellow leaves. Bradford calleryana pear is grown in full sun.
The Bradford pear matures to about 30 - 40 ft tall and the canopy is symmetrical and roughly 30- 40ft wide. Fruits are brown or tan and are not edible. A wonderful specimen can be found near the Admissions office. Hardy in USDA zones 5-9.

Marisa Manning

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