Fast growing, very early flowering, dark brown buds begin to open revealing a light pink colour before bursting into a beautiful spring show of white flowers. The dark green foliage is oval in shape with serrated edges, Autumn colour is a rich, dark red.
The Manchurian Pear has a straight upright trunk with horizontal branches, making it the very best ornamental pear for pleaching. (Pleaching simplified is growing a trimmed hedge on a tall bear trunk.)
Grows in a dense round shape.
Growth in Melbourne, Victoria – Height: 7 Meters Width: 6 Meters
Attractive shiny foliage that turns spectacular colors of orange-red, reddish-purple and yellow-red, one of the last deciduous tree to shed its leaves early in winter, masses of white flowers are borne in spring
Full sun to part shade in well drained soil
Specimen, avenue, street tree, small and medium gardens, can be trimmed or espaliered