Unique Features: The Aristocrat Pear grows rapidly, especially when young, but they only live about 25 years. During that time they can do double duty as both an ornamental tree and a smaller shade tree. The Aristocrat grows into a rounded, upright oval shape with less congested branching than the narrower varieties. It blooms in early spring, so there is a chance of a late frost taking the flowers but tree itself should survive. With a milder spring the flowers can cover the tree, unfortunately they are odiferous, but the cooler temperatures of our springs tend to mask the ammonia like fragrance. The flowers are followed by small, <1/2”, fruit that persists on the tree into or through the winter. The shiny dark green foliage is early to emerge and late to change in the fall, making this a long season tree. Calleryana pears are resistant to fire blight.
- A more rounded form of the Calleryana Pear
- Covered in white flowers early in the spring before the leaves emerge
- Marble sized fruit persists on the tree and is loved by birds
- Adapts to a wide range of soils, including heavy clay
Mature Height: 25'-35'
Mature Spread: 20'-25'