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Bartlett Pear

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The most commercially popular pear, produces excellent quality yellow-green fruit in early 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

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

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Planting & Growing

Bartlett Pear will grow to be about 20 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 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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