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Cleveland Pear - Beautiful Spring And Fall Tree

The Cleveland Pear is becoming a very popular tree in many regions. This tree is in the same family as the Bradford Pear. They are both deciduous but each has there own beauty in spring and fall. The Bradford Pear is a much slower growing tree and not as sturdy. Many people living in geographic areas that tend to have ice storms know what the Bradford Pear can do to their property.

The Bradford branches and limbs are more feeble and will snap with any type of weight on them. This is one reason more and more people today are opting to invest in the Cleveland Pear, as it is also durable against heavy snow.

Mass Of White Flowers

beautiful white blooms

This tree does great in zones four through nine. It is known for its fantastic show of massive white blossoms in the spring. In warmer climates the Cleveland Pear will begin flowering in mid to late March. The colder climates must wait until April to see the brilliant fullness of color.

Notice how tiny the flowers are. Picture them embracing most of the branches. A beautiful addition to your landscape.

Fall Fabulous Colors

In the fall the tree begins to transform into a master of different color tones. Red, purple, and orange are dominant in the leaves. It loves sun but will do fine in partial shade and sun. Ideally it should get at least a few good hours of sunlight.

Fall Leaves On Cleveland Pear Trees
Cleveland PearAt Nursery
Cleveland Pear Leaves Changing
Tones Of Red Cleveland Pear Leaves
Full Size Cleveland Pear Tree
Close Up Of Cleveland Pear

The tree can grow up to thirty feet and spread thirteen to fifteen feet wide. This tree is drought resistant and can grow in many types of soil conditions. Fall is the best time to prune back. You can top the tree but since it has a oval shape, many growers and nursery professional recommend to let the tree develop naturally. If you haven't read the article on pruning, get these simple tips below.

After bloom time in the spring, the leaves turn a handsome green and this creates a wonderful shade tree throughout the warm summer months. The leaves somewhat resemble the shape of a pear. This is not a fruit bearing specimen, but considered an ornamental tree. People love to plant this tree in their front, side or backyards. You may see a group of these trees planted along a driveway.

This tree specimen will do well on a regular watering schedule once established. Remember, when you buy any new tree, start the watering process by putting a hose next to the trunk of the tree. Turn on to a slow trickle and water about a half an hour to forty five minutes.

Move the hose around every ten minutes or so. This allow the entire root system to get the right amount of moisture. The best time to plant is in the fall or spring. Fall is great as it allows any plant specimen to develop its roots and have a healthy start to next years growing season. The Cleveland Pear is a great tree to invest in and you won't be disappointed in the fantastic white blooms in spring and the vibrant colors of its leaves in the fall.

Readers have had questions on the Cleveland Pear Tree. Feel free to read their questions and my comments below.

Other articles you may be interested in.

Pruning Tips --- Bradford Pear Tree --- Transplanting Tips --- More Deciduous Shrubs

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