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Tree of the Week

Aristocrat PearAristocrat Pear

Pyrus calleryana--Callery Pear
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Height: 40 ft Spread: 30 ft Form: oval
Type: deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
Flowers: White

Comments: Callery Pear cultivars are excellent flowering trees. Grand white flowers in early spring offer outstanding beauty. The fall color starts as a deep purple then becomes red in some cultivars. Some of the cultivars are susceptible to fire blight.

Cultivars:
'Aristocrat' - Wider branch angles make this the widest cultivar and less susceptible to storm damage. Unfortunately, it can be susceptible to fireblight.

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