Growing Zones: 5-8 outdoors(hardy down to -10℉) 5-8 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 30-40 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 15-20 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA
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Always Looks Like You Just Pruned It
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.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
The Cleveland Pear was a replacement for a pine tree that died. The Pear arrived well-boxed, and taller than I even expected. It’s hard to say much about it at this time, as it isn’t much different than when it arrived. It does appear to be healthy. Customer service was good.
The trees arrived well packed in a pot looking very healthy with several branches and leaves. I would order again in the future!
Wonderful all the time
I purchased a tree in 2018 it got here was perfect in the box got it out planted it in the front yard it is now May 2019 the tree has absolutely grown at least 2 to 3 feet but because of this I ordered two more plus I ordered two maples we got those absolutely wonderful and in the ground they are all looking spectacular but these trees the wonderful white flowers they were beautiful this year thank you very much
Explosion of growth
The tree arrived in excellent condition as have all the trees I've ordered from FGT. Planted it last spring and placed a fertilizer stake on it in the fall. It states that it is fast growing and as evidenced by the explosion of growth I've seen this spring now going into summer I'd say they did not overstate that description. Had some flowers on it in early spring and is now awash with new long branches and leaves. Very happy thus far.
Cleveland Pears in Coastal NC
Trees arrived in great shape......breaking and blooming. Took off after planting. 2 months in and doing great
Planting & Care
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.
Choosing a location: With their medium size they only grow to about 30-40 feet tall and 15 feet wide, and they like rich, well draining *loamy soil. They also grow 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 need little attention.
*Loamy 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 back fill 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 your fertilizer 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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Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
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