• Cleveland Pear Tree for Sale

    Cleveland Pear Tree for Sale

    Cleveland Pear Tree for Sale


Cleveland Pear Tree

Reg: $199.90
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Ships May 31st, 2016
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1. Height

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    These trees are originally grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing. 

    These will be the easiest trees you have every planted!  Simply dig your hole, place the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole.  That’s it!

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2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit 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 Root Rocket™ 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. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
-t- Planting Mix
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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 needed nutrition.

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

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 5-8

Growing Zones 5-8 This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

30-40 ft.

Mature Width:

15-20 ft.


Full Sun

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'

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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. tall...an 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.

Customer Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
31 Reviews
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Growth Rate
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
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!
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.
December 31, 2012
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.
September 10, 2014
over 2 years ago
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
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
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.
December 31, 2012
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..
December 31, 2012
over 6 years ago
Growth Rate
Yellow leaves
April 14, 2015
Washington , UT, US
Growing Zone:
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
December 31, 2012
over 4 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.
December 31, 2012

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Cleveland Pear Tree

Cleveland Pear Tree Planting Diretions

Choosing a location: The Cleveland pear (or "Cleveland Select") has an attractive, narrow, pyramidal shade, making it a great fit for narrower spaces. Cleveland pear trees belong to the Callery pear family and are noted for early spring blooms, glossy green leaves. It flowers densely in spring with white blooms and the leaves turn a striking red-orange color in fall. 

With their medium size they only grow to about 30-40 feet tall and 15 feet wide. They like rich, well-draining *loam soil. It also grows in heavy clay and poor soils, which are usually inhospitable for deciduous trees. Cleveland pears like full sun to thrive and once established after the first growing season, they're drought-tolerant and needs little attention.

*Loam soil is one that combines sand, silt and clay in equal amounts. Loamy soil is ideal for most garden plants because it holds plenty of moisture but also drains well. This is important because it makes sure that sufficient air can reach the roots.

Planting Directions: 

1) Be sure to plant at least 20 feet away from porches, sidewalks and driveways to allow proper space when the tree reaches maturity.

2) Dig your hole and make it twice as wide as the diameter and as deep as the depth of the root ball. (For the best results, place a 2-inch layer of compost in the bottom of the hole then add a 2-inch layer of dirt over the compost).

3) Hold the tree in an upright position and keep the very top of the root ball slightly above ground level and start to gently backfill the hole. Add about 2 gallons of water when you've back-filled your hole half way.

4) Fill in the soil, pat it down all around the tree then add an additional 2 gallons of water. In addition to hydrating the root system, watering helps the soil settle and keeps it from sinking around the trunk later on.

Watering: A healthy watering habit is very important for Cleveland pear trees. They require a bit more attention at different times of the year. In the spring and summer water the pear tree at least once a week with 5 gallons of water. If the leaves feel brittle or start turning brown around the edges, increase to twice a week, but be careful not to overwater your tree. Start the weekly watering regiment when you see buds start to form. Without proper hydration, many of the buds cannot develop properly. Mulching is very beneficial but be sure that it is not touching the trunk because this can promote fungus. Be sure to keep grass at least 3 feet away as it will compete for water with the tree.

During the cold season Cleveland pears lose their leaves in the fall and stay dormant throughout the winter. It still requires water and in most cases, giving it a good soaking once a month is sufficient. However, if your tree was struggling during the summer season or is young (less than four years old) you can water it every two weeks.

Pruning: The best time to prune your Cleveland pear tree is in the fall season but you can immediately trim off any dead branches at their breaking point. Remove any "suckers" that grow up from the base of the tree or from the roots by cutting them off at ground level as these steal nutrients away from the tree. Prune your Cleveland pear tree for a central leader. If there is more than one leader, cut it off. More than one leader results in weakened forked leaders. 

Fertilizing: Fertilize in the fall when the tree starts to go dormant, about six weeks prior to the first frost of the season and use about a half-pound. Spread over the planting area and out to the drip line of the tree and then water well. You can use a general-purpose balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or similar.

The Cleveland pear tree has a superior branch structure that will withstand a multitude of elements including ice and wind damage. The Cleveland Pear is a versatile addition to almost any landscape.  Its low maintenance, hardy nature and beautiful year-round appeal make it an ideal choice as an ornamental landscape tree. 

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Fast-Growing-Trees.com Store
natural oval shape of the the tree
fran s on Apr 2, 2016
my wife and I wanted a Pear but were concerned about the other varieties reliability. I have heard good things about the Cleveland Pear. Looking for a statement tree for the front yard.
Nick G on Apr 1, 2016
natural oval shape of the the tree
fran s on Apr 2, 2016
more durable than Bradford Pear
Daniel F on Apr 2, 2016
my wife and I wanted a Pear but were concerned about the other varieties reliability. I have heard good things about the Cleveland Pear. Looking for a statement tree for the front yard.
Nick G on Apr 1, 2016
Replace old maples in yard with spring flower type. I think these will do the trick..
Phil M on Mar 30, 2016
Surrounded by pecan trees, we wanted a different color
Stephanie S on Mar 27, 2016
We bought crepe myrtles from you last year which did not survive, even with our really mild winter. We are hoping that the Cleveland pear is more suited to our micro climate here in the foot hills of the Oregon coast range, just south of Eugene. Still hoping on the myrtles, so I will pot them and see what happens.
Theresa L on Mar 22, 2016
Need to fill a space for privacy. This is a beautiful tree and, hopefully, easy to grow.
Mary M on Mar 20, 2016
I got the "pair" of them (I know, I know) to give shade to the yard, and privacy from neighbors who are uphill. It's height is perfect for giving high canopy shade, as well as blocking prying eyes, but it's mature size won't cause trouble to the house or nearby utility lines. And it's so pretty!
Delia G on Mar 19, 2016
I cancelled this order because of negative reviews about this type of tree.
Gary W on Mar 18, 2016
I chose the Cleveland Pear Tree because of its beautiful white blossoms in the spring.
Dayle E on Mar 12, 2016
Love the flowers/leaf color changes
Britton M on Mar 7, 2016
I think these trees are just beautiful
Davida D on Mar 3, 2016
It's hardy enough without being too big. I love spring blooms and fall colors. It's going to add a little privacy and natural beauty to my small city yard.
Autumn B on Feb 16, 2016
My wife loves pear trees and this one looks stunning in shape and fullness, like a puffy cloud sitting in your yard on a warm spring day.
Calogero I on Jan 5, 2016
Esther D on Dec 18, 2015
colors and stability
Harold W on Dec 16, 2015
Chose this because of the beautiful Spring and Fall color.
Stephen R on Dec 9, 2015
gail H on Nov 9, 2015
It is a beautiful and low maintenance tree.
Adrienne T on Nov 6, 2015
Love the shape and Fall color.
Debbie W on Oct 22, 2015
Based on the hardiness of the tree
Danny C on Oct 12, 2015
Replace pear tree damaged by Sandy
Richard A on Sep 30, 2015
It's a hardy tree.
Maureen D on Sep 28, 2015
the way the tree looks in full bloom,and it growth. now I'll see how it grows here
john f on Sep 2, 2015
Flowering pears trees are beautiful. I also like that they are supposed to be much stronger than the Bradford pear trees which can break easily in the wind.
Kerry S on Sep 2, 2015
rapid growing and uniform shape
James O on Aug 24, 2015
more durable than Bradford Pear
Daniel F on Apr 2, 2016
Replace old maples in yard with spring flower type. I think these will do the trick..
Phil M on Mar 30, 2016
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
BEST ANSWER: Had the same problem. Is there an apple tree within a mile from you? Check with your Extension Service.
How far away from a house should it be planted?
howard g on Jan 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It grows about 15-20 feet wide, so you should allow 12 to15 feet from your house.
How quickly does the tree grow?
Ashley A on Apr 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree grows quite fast, adding 3 to 5 feet a year when it is young. It peaks out at 30-40 feet tall.
Is this tree poisonous in any way?
A shopper on Jun 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not at all. The only thing to consider is that they are a heavy blossomer. After the bloom, much falls to the ground and if falls on a sidewalk, street, driveway, it will need more than a few minutes of cleanup, and will stain the cement if left too long.
what time of year is the best time to prune them ?
Fran Roger Y on Jan 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: If you need to prune your Cleveland Pear, fall is the best time to do it. Since the tree grows into a remarkably uniform oval, many like to leave their Cleveland Pear to grow naturally. If the tree is just too big, you can cut up to 1/3 of the top out, but will need to be careful to select a leader for future growth, so your tree doesn't develop a flat top.
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
I've been reading that these trees have an unpleasant smell when in bloom. Can you tell me if you've found this to be true?
Rebecca P on Mar 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is not the Cleveland Pear but the Bradford Pear that has the foul smell.
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes. It is deciduous. It blooms in the Spring and then turns green. In the Fall, the leaves then turn to bright red/orange color before dropping after the first frost.
Do the roots run along the top of the ground?
brad h on Jun 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Not normally but its roots are relatively shallow.
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.
does this tree produce fruit?
A shopper on Aug 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No it does not, but produces beautiful white flowers in the spring
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. This should not cause any issues to the growth of your tree and will actually act as a mulch. This will act as a insulator and help with water retention during dry periods.
When is the best time to plant this tree?
Dan T on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We moved into a new home and had the yard landscaped. I then added trees. I got two Cleveland pears which I planted mid-July. That was almost two years ago. They are still growing strong!
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.....

What is the growing zone for this tree?
Linda D on Dec 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Central Texas Zone 8 with NO problems
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.

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.
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. However, I would contact your local Agricultural Extension Agency, they should be able to tell with certainty if the Cleveland Pear Tree will thrive in your area.
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.
How is the smell of this tree? i live in the Rio grande Valley Edinburg texas will this tree grow with proper planting and care
John M on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No smell, just like the photo, though, loaded with flowers for about 10 days or so, unless it rains or windstorm blows them off. Then maybe just 3 or 4 days.
I have alkali soil would you recommend Cleveland pear?
Patricia J. R on Feb 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I really don't know the answer to that. We bought this tree as a gift for my in laws in Iowa. The tree is growing well there!
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: The growing zones are 5-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm Unfortunately your not in the recommended zone.
My tree flowered this year but seems to have something eating the leaves. What is the best way to treat this problem?
Holly P on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am sorry—I do not know. I have not had good experience with bugs that make leaves curl and such but you can try spraying leaves with warm water and and vinegar and/or salt like one does weeds; also dish washing liquid in warm water works as well. I would also research on google for the kind of bug it has as well eco products that can halt the problem.
Can a Cleveland Pair handle central Florida? Orlando area. Somewhat sandy.
Russ H on Mar 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: would say yes with the proper care and watering the first year
There is a yard in my neighborhood with 3 or 4 of the most beautiful trees-beautiful canopy, huge trunks and gorgeous seasonal color. I am told they are flowering pears, but I don't know the variety. I'd love one in my backyard, but I'm also told they are quite stinky (fishy) while in blossom. Is that specific to a certain variety, or all?
Connie N on Nov 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I was believe the Cleveland pear is derived from the Bradford pear which is known for being stinky when in bloom. The Cleveland pear was genetically designed to grow into a perfect pear shape, requiring no trimming, and the blossoms do not smell like fish! I bought 6 of them and have them in my backyard and I love them!! No complaints!
Does this tree grow fruit?
yEARL N on Sep 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No. It's not a messy tree at all.
I planted my cleveland pear over some tree roots that was taken down 1 year before in 11/11/11 and don't seem to be growing any?
Butch on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Be patient! I had the same situation with planting (planted over tree roots that was taken down the year before). I thought the pear wasn't growing as fast as it should. But after after 2 years it started taking off - growing new leaves and branches. Make sure you water the tree regularly and protect it from insects.
Is this Cleveland pear tree same as an aristocrat pear tree?
PAUL B on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I don't know what an aristocrat pear tree looks like. I have had this tree for almost two years now and it is really starting to grow this year. I like it. Too bad I missed the blossoms this year. I was in Europe at the time it blossomed.
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.
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: You can position the tree to send the tap root in the direction you want, if planting next to a sidewalk, or driveway, or garden. The tape root can extend as much as 15, 20ft. or more, on the surface of the ground, if planting in a clay environment, and will be about 3" or so in diameter. The rest of the roots wouldn't matter much. The diameter of the tree will usually be the diameter of the root mass.

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