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.
Growing Zones: 5-8
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-8
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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.
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.
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