pear tree

Willow-leaf pear, a beautiful ornamental fruit tree with wispy leaves

This smallish pear tree has a bearing and leaves that closely resemble those of the weeping willow. Wispy leaves and sometimes weeping branches make willow-leaf pear a great ornamental tree in the garden. Willow-leaf pear key facts Name – Pyrus salicifolia Family – Rosaceae Type – tree Height – 16 to 32 feet (5 to 10 m) Exposure – full sun, part sun Soil – ordinary […]
Willow-leaf pear tree growing 10 feet tall

Bradford pear, the calleryana pear tree that went from true love to hate

A short-lived species in the Pear family, Bradford pear (Pyrus calleryana) bears particularly abundant blooms in early Spring. Bradford pear key facts Name – Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’ Family – Rosaceae Type – tree Height – 30 to 50 feet (9 to 15 m) Exposure – full and part sun Soil – no special requirements Foliage – deciduous Flowering – March to […]
Wonderful white blooming of the Bradford pear tree

Pruning apple and pear trees

Winter and the very beginning of spring are the most auspicious season for pruning a pear tree and an apple tree.
Apple and pear trees have damaged branches that must be removed.

Scab, avoiding the disease

Often called apple scab, this fungus is responsible for important damage to this fruit tree, but also to plum trees and pear trees.
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Pruning an apple tree or pear tree

These kings of the orchard deserve a knowing hand when it comes to pruning to increase harvest, keep diseases away and produce high-quality fruits. This peppy and instructive short video will make you an expert! Read more ►
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