Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire'
In bloom this tree is a mass of large white flowers borne in large clusters. It is an excellent street tree, well-adapted to urban growing conditions and atmospheric pollution. Fruit is yellowish green; foliage is glossy and leathery.
A note from Lynn Payne: All flowering pears share several desirable common characteristics. They all tolerate clay soils. They differ in overall size and shape, from broadly pyramidal to small columnar. Shiny green leaves turn burgundy-red in fall. Spring brings a beautiful display of new-white flowers. The larger-growing varieties include Bradford, Autumn Blaze and Aristocrat. Columnar varieties include Chanticleer and Capital.
Type of Plant: Ornamental Deciduous Shade Tree
Distinguishing Characteristics: Spring blossoms are large white flowers in large clusters
Water Use: Moderate
Flower Color: White
Sun/Location: Full Sun
Approximate Height at Maturity*: 35'
Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 25'
*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico