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Cleveland Pear Tree

Cleveland Pear Tree

Cleveland Pear Tree

Cleveland Pear Tree

Cleveland Pear Tree

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Other flowering pear trees are brittle, and break apart during the slightest of storms. Our new Cleveland Pears are much stronger, and give you a symmetrical, colorful tree... every time.

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Cleveland Pear Tree

Always Looks Like You Just Pruned It


The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

4-5 ft.

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List: $109.95
Sale: $73.67
6 at $69.99 each
Cleveland Pear Tree
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Flowering Pear Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Flowering Pear Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
Sale: $13.37
Planting Mix for Flowering Pear Trees
Cleveland Pear Tree Planting Mix

Helps your Cleveland Pear Tree get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $9.35
TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $20.07
Cleveland Pear Tree
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $6.67

Perfectly uniform tree... great for front yards. Your neighbors will think that you get ladders out in the middle of the night and prune this tree. 

It naturally grows in a tight, symmetrical shape. A semi-perfect oval. One of those miracles of nature. Its leaves fill in any gaps creating a near flawless surface area. 

You often see these as a featured front yard tree or planted to line roads and entryways. 

Best of all… every spring you’ll witness a long-lasting explosion of pure white flowers. 

An exciting development in flowering pear trees – Cleveland Pears are a great improvement over Bradford Pears and Aristocrat Pears. You get that perfect, symmetrical oval shape in a much hardier, stronger tree. 

The Cleveland Pear hybrid resists damage from extreme snow, ice and wind. 

Quickly grows to 30-40 ft. ideal size for small and medium sized yards. 

They are very pest resistant as well, so there’s never any maintenance. 

In the fall, the leaves turn from a deep summer green to a dark scarlet red. 

If you’ve always wanted a flowering pear for your lawn and landscape, the Cleveland Pear is by far the best variety.







Growing Zones: 5-8

Mature Height: 30-40 ft.
Mature Width: 15-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'
Does not ship to: AZ, CA
Growing Zones 5-8
This plant is generally recommended for zones: 5-8
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It's Easy to Plant your Cleveland Pear Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Cleveland Pear Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Cleveland Pear Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Cleveland Pear Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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I bought 3 Cleveland Tree's 4 years ago to replace some huge Pine & Sweetgum Tree's I had cut down in the back yard, they have grown so far to about 30 feet tall, they are beautful. Great shade tree's, beautiful white flowers in the spring then a deep lush green until they turn scarlet at the end of fall. I actually catch myself staring at them on how beautiful they are, they are surely the perfect yard tree. If I had a larger back yard I would plant a few more. I look forward to the day when they are fully grown to a max of 40 ft. Seems they are the 1st tree to bloom in the spring and the last tree's to lose their leaves before winter. They are one of my favorite tree's
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December 31, 2012
We bought the Cleveland pear tree in May of 2013. It arrived packed and healthy as has every tree we have ordered in the past from Fast Growing However after 3 weeks it just went south. When we contacted FSG.COM about the problem we were told about the VERY LIMITED and I do mean VERY LIMITED guarantee regarding the replacement policy. CAVEAT EMPTOR. After all the money we have spent on trees in the past we were taken aback on how there was NO wiggle room regarding the matter. It is the same with the Smoke Tree we bought from them as well. Save your money and buy from Lowes, that's what we just did today. Not only are the trees a lot larger at point of purchase, they also come with a FREE ONE YEAR GUARANTEE. To say we are disappointed with Fast Growing would be an UNDERSTATEMENT
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December 31, 2012
I bought the tree as a tribute and memorial to my deceased husband. It was 5' tall when we planted it. Three years later it is 15' tall and has beauiful white flowers for the first time. The leaves are a beautiful green and the tree is stunning overall. I look at it and enjoy it every day. I could not be more pleased!
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December 31, 2012
As Emily says, this pear is also susceptible to fire blight. Our 6 trees were infected. Luckiy for us, we found one fantastic tree man who gave our trees a treatment that will keep them for getting the blight. This is year two and no return of the blight. So don't give up on this tree. Nothing is perfect.
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December 31, 2012
I purchased two Cleveland Pear Trees last year and just recently transplanted them to another location that will not cause any concerns with powerline in the future...The reason why I'm posting is not to say the trees has grown quickly but to comment on the resilience of these trees...It was easy to transplant because of the main tap root in the center and the trees did not show any signs of transplanting shock. I would recommend these trees to any one who is looking for an almost maintanance free tree that has the strength/resilience needed to with stand the test of times.
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December 31, 2012
It's been almost a year since I received and planted the Cleveland pear tree and it's doing great despite our windy, dry, hot environment. We are in the middle of a drought here in N.M. and this tree is thriving. All I do is water it regularly. I am extremely pleased with this product and will order from them again
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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
this tree arrived in excellent condition and has done really well. It even bloomed this spring, even though it was less than a year old. Very please
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December 31, 2012
3 years ago
I loved everything about these trees for the first 8-10 years. This spring I discovered they were all infected with a bacteria-all 24 of them that lined our driveway. What an expensive lesson.
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December 31, 2012
Unfortunately this tree is susceptible to fire blight, a bacterial infection. I was unaware that this is fairly common in many pear and apple trees and can be deadly. Mine is infected. I planted last spring and after blooming this spring the plant is infected. I am extremely discouraged as all of the other reviews said the tree was great and low maintenance. Not mine. I read you are suppose to treat preventatively for fire blight as it is not curable. Completely disappointed that I was not aware of this before hand. Would definitely recommend a different variety!!!! :( Waste of over $110
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December 31, 2012
2 years ago
Love Love Love my Cleveland Pear Tree-We just planed it three seasons ago, and this year we have the more beautiful little flowers. The first year it was a pretty bad winter and we were scared of what might happen but... It is beautiful and growing so fast. I will try to remember to post photos of before and now.. Thanks Again. I have alreay returned for another tree- this time the Nules Patio Tree. We just planted it and placed it out on our front porch. Love it and will post phots of that too..
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December 31, 2012
4 years ago
Good Experience
I purchased this tree one year ago. It looked pathetic on arrival but it took five minutes to plant, survived the New York winter well, is growing well, looks happy and healthy and the dear leave it alone. I recommend this tree.
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September 10, 2014
1 year ago
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Mt Cleveland Pear tree was planted 3 years ago in Northern New Jersey. It was about 4 feet when planted and is now about ten feet tall. It got its leaves this spring and then the leaves began to wilt and are now dried and falling as if it was the fall season. Nothing has changed this year and other like trees in the neighborhood are fine. What could have happened/ Is there hope for the tree? Is there anything I can do to save it ?.
Larry S on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: We have had several attacks by aphids on our new tree (planted last Dec.) I sprayed all the tips with dish detergent in water, and each time it stopped the bugs. However, there has been a new crop about every two weeks, so I had to repeat the treatment. The aphid attacks led to leaf browning like you described.
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I had a Cleveland select pear planted a month and a half ago and now notice dark ablong spots on the trunk. Is this a problem and if so what should be done?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
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Do the roots run along the top of the ground?
brad h on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: No. They would only do that if they are in need of water.
Reply · Report · Maggie S on Jun 22, 2014
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My Cleveland Pear has been planted for 2 years and does not seem to be growing at all. Now the leaves have dark spots and are dry even though I do water it. Any suggestions?
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
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does this tree produce fruit?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: I don't think so. I bought it as an ornamental tree. It has blossomed and is beautiful but never any fruit
Reply · Report · Susan L on Aug 28, 2014
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any thing bigger then 5-6 on your lot?
joe s on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: I bought my tree in Sept. 2012. It was 5 ft and looked like a stick. It is 8 ft. tall at top now and trunk is about 3 inches in diamiter and filled in with beautiful leaves. It flowers in the spring. Two of my neighbors planted new trees at the same time that were bigger and they laughed at my Charlie Brown look tree. I said, well, it is a fast growing tree and I have hope. But mine has now surpassed theirs and looks the best of the three trees!!!! I had a professional plant it and I fertilized it and water/soak it regularly. I am sure it will continue to grow fast as advertized. Just be patient and care for it.
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How large is the root ball on a 5-6 ft cleveland pear tree?
Amy T on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: The root ball is a about a foot large in diameter.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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Can this tree tolerate a utah desert climate, zone 7b?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: Zone 7 should be perfectly fine for this tree. The map is spotty though, so I would look at exactly where your town falls on the map.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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We just planted a Cleveland select tree in garden...I would like to plant spiderwort around it and then geranium around the edge to hold up the spiderwort...if I do this will it hurt the tree growth?
Mary S on Jun 16, 2014
Best Answer: It will be fine to plant a Spiderwort under your Cleveland Pear Tree.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 18, 2014
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We are in the process of building a home and have a long driveway that we want to line with these trees, should we wait to purchase these in the fall when our home is ready?
Darlene S on Jun 28, 2014
Best Answer: I planted 4 of these pear trees in the Fall last year myself, I staked and wrapped the trunks with tree wrap to prevent winter snow and ice damage (Massachusetts), and all are doing great! I had to spray them this Spring for Winter Moth damage, as they had pinholes in the leaves from the larve (common problem). They have grown about 2 feet since then. I had few flowers blume this Spring, however they have all filled in with a lot of foliage so far this summer, and I'm sure will look beautiful as they turn scarlet red this Fall.
I would wait till the Fall when your landscape is ready, they will do fine after the dormant period.
Hope this review helps, as I was initially worried about ordering trees online and being delivered in a box as well. I wouldn't hesitate to buy more!!!
Eric S.
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A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: I'm sorry we really want this tree but they won't ship it to Idaho so we didn't get it.So we don't know the answer,good luck.
Reply · Report · Bryant p on Jun 25, 2014
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I live in Cypress TX zone 9, will this tree do well ?
A shopper on Sep 21, 2014
Best Answer: Hello, I live in New York (zone 6) and my tree is doing well. It took the 1st year to get going, but now looks healthy and strong, year number 2 complete. It grows pretty fast too, about 2.5 - 3.0 feet this year. It for sure will be a good looking tree as the years go by. If you go to fast growing trees section, there is a spot where you can enter your zip code and see if this tree is adaptable for your area. If so, get it and treat it well the 1st year to get it going. good luck.....

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what color is the tree leaves in the summer and fall?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
Best Answer: Deep green in the summer and scarlet red in the fall with a beautiful shape.
Reply · Report · Edward D S on Aug 28, 2014
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Hi! i live in zone 9. i would absolutely love to plant these trees down my driveway. Is it possible for this tree to thrive in my zone?
Tyler M on Sep 1, 2014
Best Answer: I am in Palm Harbor, Fl, west coast of FL, 9A, so there should not be much difference but I can not recommend this tree as it has stopped growing at 5' and we have not had any flowers, even with moderate amounts of slow release fertilizer.
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Expected life of Cleveland pear tree ?
Ray S M on Jun 1, 2014
Best Answer: The average life of a hardy Cleveland pear can be up to 50 years. Individual trees may have shorter spans than average when introduced to factors such as soil, availability of water and nutrients. If planted in a rural location it should last a very long time. They are beautiful trees and grow fast. I received my trees in great condition and well packed. My trees have added 4ft of growth in almost a year since planting.
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My flowering pear is in the middle of my lawn approx 4 feet from my storm and sanitary sewers. The sewer lines are about 7 feet deep. Should I be concerned about roots damaging the sewers or should I cut the tree down?
Dale S on Sep 9, 2014
Best Answer: The flowering pear is a different tree than the Cleveland Pear. Consider how tall the tree is and you may answer your own question.
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Is this tree poisonous in any way?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
Best Answer: I'm sorry, I don't know for sure if this is poisonous. The deer will munch on it if not protected by spray, or fence.
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how far should this be planted from my vegetable garden? (if planting on the south side of the garden)
Amy G on Sep 3, 2014
Best Answer: Its roots are relatively shallow and our mature trees venture as much as four feet which will make it difficult to plant and cultivate in that area. The roots don't bother things like mature and permanent bushes or other trees.
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Can the Cleveland Pear be planted in the fall?
kelly f on Aug 22, 2014
Best Answer: Yes the Cleveland Pear thrives if planted in the early Fall. This allows for the tree to get rooted in before the winter, without having to deal with high summer temperatures while getting established.
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Is there a high pollen count to this tree? Does this tree have a lot of pollen?
Tamara M on Aug 18, 2014
Best Answer: I'm sorry I have no idea. Penny
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What is best spacing for a row of cleveland pear?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: If you're wanting the foliage to fill in to create a privacy screen plant them about 5 feet apart.
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Does it grow in the High Desert of California?
Pete M on Aug 8, 2014
Best Answer: The Cleveland Pear Tree grows well in zones 5 - 8. If your location is outside of zone 8 In California we recommend a more drought tolerant tree like a Crape Myrtle or the Kwanzan Cherry.
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I live in Kentucky. Much to my surprise my Cleveland Pear tree bloomed in late August. Do you have any idea why it would do that?
Madonna C on Sep 10, 2014
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what diameter would this be when shipped?
Steve L on Aug 22, 2014
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Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Cleveland Pear Tree can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

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Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
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$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.