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asked in category: General Last Updated: 7th June, 2020

How do I identify my pear tree?

Look at the size and shape of your tree. Callery pear trees can grow up to 40 feet tall, but other pear trees usually mature at around 20 feet tall. Common pear trees have branches that are more spread out than that of the Bradford or Chanticleer pear, which tend to grow in a narrower, oval shape. Examine the fruit.

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Similarly one may ask, what does a pear tree leaves look like?

The leaves of the common pear tree are broad, flat leaves with a symmetrical rounded base. The edge of these leaves are lined with tiny "double teeth," meaning that there is a slight saw-like edge with the teeth grouped into pairs. These leaves are smooth underneath and have a glossy tone on top.

Additionally, what kind of tree is a pear tree? The evergreen pear tree (Pyrus kawakamii), which grows in USDA hardiness zones 8 through 10, produces partly deciduous glossy green leaves. It flowers in the spring and winter, producing masses of striking white blossoms. The diminutive fruit produced during the spring and summer months is no bigger than .

Furthermore, how do you tell the difference between a pear tree and an apple tree?

Description. Apple trees tend to have rounded tops, while strong, upward-pointing branches give pear trees an elongated silhouette. Apple trees have hairy leaves and stems, while pear trees have hairless, although they may have thorns, according to George A. Petrides, author of the field guide "Eastern Trees."

Why Bradford pear trees are bad?

The trees are resistant to most pests and diseases. They have a very weak branch structure causing them to split easily. The South Carolina Forestry Commission discourages planting the Bradford pear. According to a release from the commission, "Do not plant Callery or Bradford pear.

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