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Ussurian Pear


SCIENTIFIC NAME: Pyrus ussuriensis
FAMILY: Rosaceae

Hardiness Zone 3B. Hardiest of all pears..

Growth habit Dense, round headed growth. Mature height 25′-35′, mature width 25′-35′. Annual growth 12-18 inches.

Foliage Glossy green in summer changing to reddish-purple in the fall.

Flowers Pink fading to white, slightly larger than 1 inch. Flowers in April-May.

Fruit Small, greenish yellow. Not usually edible, very grainy.

Insects and diseases Least susceptible of all pears to fireblight.

Landscape value In colder climates it is a valuable ornamental. Excellent floral display in early spring. Trees do not bloom fully for approximately 10 years.

Information sources
Michael Dirr, Manual of Woody Landscape Plants (University of Georgia, 1990)
Michigan State University Extension
Colorado State University Extension