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Anjou Pear

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Anjou Pear (Pyrus communis ‘Anjou’)A large fruit tree which produces high quality firm green pears with a reddish blush in fall; very showy white flowers in spring and an upright oval habit, very ornamental; needs a pollinator, fallen fruit can be messy, can be susceptible to fireblight

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
45 feet
Average Landscape Width:
30 feet
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Pyrus
Species:
communis
Cultivar:
Anjou
Flower Color:
white
Flower Period:
in early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Fall Color:
dark purple
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Common Pear
Branching:
decurrent
Density:
dense

Ornamental Features

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Landscape Attributes

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Planting & Growing

Anjou Pear will grow to be about 45 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more. This variety requires a different selection of the same species growing nearby in order to set fruit.

This tree is typically grown in a designated area of the yard because of its mature size and spread. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

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