Pyrus for colour, form & functionality

Highly functional and high performing in a range of tough landscaping conditions, it is no wonder ornamental pear trees are just so popular.

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Ornamental pear trees have been very popular over the last few years due to their ability to perform in a myriad of landscaping conditions without much fuss.

Depending on your upright space, 'Capital' and 'Cleveland Select' varieties are great for avenues and driveways. Seldom does a long row of tall trees with tight foliage and rich red hues in autumn disappoint. These are also good selections for streetscapes as they tend to perform consistently with minimum ongoing maintenance in a public space.

For a broader planting, we suggest Manchurian Pear (Pyrus ussuriensis) for both autumn interest and shade in summer or Pyrus 'Winter Glow' for screening. While deciduous, this variety can hold its leaves in some conditions all the way through winter resulting in a spectacular wall of red foliage. Another, Pyrus nivalis or the 'Snow Pear' has gained popularity for its silvery foliage for those looking to add contrast to their design.

All of these varieties are perfect for urban landscaping growing to between 8-12m in height.

07/05/2019 Trees in focus


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