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
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
First time ordring trees on line . Was very impressed packaged good and trees look great . Hope they do well this spring
Ordered 2 they arived in great condition packaged well no damage to trees . They look realy good and green no dried up limbs . Planted them same day they arrived can't wait to see how they do this spring .
Shipped in great shape
My tree is is small. I was very happy how healthy it was after being in a shipping box. Can't wait until is gets its white flowers.
Gorgeous white flowers in spring
Planted one last fall it was pretty skinny hoped that it would survive an Indiana winter. this spring it had a ton of white flowers課ﾓgrowing pretty quick can't wait to see it next year!
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Let me start by saying I was WAY WAY weary about purchasing stuff online but a tree '!!! I somehow found this site and read a bunch of reviews and thought 課ﾏhuh a tree online課� got to be a gimmick or you will get a dead broken stick. Didn't have nothing to lose and all to gain so I placed the order. To my AMAZEMENT the tree arrived within two days and it was in a BOX. Wow I thought here goes nothing. I unboxed it and the tree was packaged real nice the root ball was still moist and the tree had Leaves to boot. I planted it right away and still was shocked on the condition of my tree. It has been about a month and it actually has Buds on tree already and is thriving and growing quite nicely. If your anything like me about buying stuff online mostly trees this place is the REAL DEAL. I can not be any happier with the service price and most of all the tree. Wished I would of taken pictures of it but travel a lot and am not home to do so.
I like the service fast- growing give me. The packing was great but I feel bad using in this shipment so much catbird packing and I understand it need it. If I would have purchase this trees near my house I would not have waste su much packing material. About the trees I would have to wait little longer to find out how they will turn out. They are looking well though.
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.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
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.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
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We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|