The common pear (Pyrus communis) flowers at the height of spring, opening bright white blooms that pollinators can’t resist. A tree in full bloom literally buzzes with busy insects. Pear trees are tall, growing 25 to 30 feet and up to 20 feet wide. Pears do best in full sun and tolerate heavy clay, one of the few fruit trees that do. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
The pathway to the home should be as intriguing in the day as in the evening. Not only will it illuminate the way, but it shows visitors you value creating a strong presence. Callery Pear beautifully bloom in the day and are transformed at night with an ambient glow from up lighting.
This tree, a Bradford pear, had narrow crotch angles. Trees with narrow crotch angles are more prone to break in wind or ice storms. Some trees are more prone to breaking, too. Bradford pear is one of them. Research trees you intend to plant to understand their risks and weaknesses.