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Tree Pyrus ussuriensis Manchurian Flowering Pear

 

 

 

 
Description This Manchurian Pear is a very popular selection largely due to the brilliant display of colour in Autumn. The dark green foliage is oval in shape with serrated edges and the onset of Autumn sees this leaves turning to a rich, dark red. Wider spreading than the 'Capital' or 'Cleveland Select', this form has a dense, rounded habit maturing to be a broad, medium-sized tree. Very early flowering, dark brown buds begin to open revealing a light pink colour before bursting into a beautiful spring show of white flowers. Small fruits follow the flowers, and although they are generally unpalatable to humans, birds and other wildlife have been known to feed off them.    
Foliage
Deciduous
   
Form
Horizontal Branching
   
Mature Size 9 x 7m grafted    
Uses A great feature tree in all sized gardens. Can be used for street and avenue planting due to its lovely autumn colour and spring blossom.    
Position & Soil Prefers a humus rich well drained soil in full sun to part shade. Adapt pretty well to most conditions but care must be taken in excessively hot periods.    
Features    
Pot sizes
in production
• 40cm/27L (1.5-2.0m)
• 50cm/52L (2.2-2.5m)
• 100L (3.0-4.0m)
• 200L (4.0-5.0m)
   
Substitutes Catalpa bignonioides
Fraxinus oxycarpa 'Raywoodii'
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Shademaster'
Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Sunburst'
Pyrus calleryana 'Winter Glow'
Pyrus nivalis
Ulmus glabra 'Lutescens'
Ulmus parvifolia
Ulmus parvifolia 'Burnley Select'
Ulmus procera
Zelkova serrata 'Green Vase'
   
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