Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’
In spring, masses of white spring flowers compliment this tree’s dark, glossy green foliage. In fall the foliage colors range from red to deep mahogany. Highly acclaimed tolerance to city conditions and heavy clay soils.
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: A beautiful, symmetrical, upright growing ornamental tree
Water Use: Moderate
Flower Color: White
Sun/Location: Full Sun
Approximate Height at Maturity*: 50'
Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 30'
Tree Shape: Symmetrical, upright
*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico