Pyrus communis

£2.50

Common pear, Wild pear. A columnar medium sized tree with dark glossy green leaves, white flowers in spring, followed by edible pear fruits in autumn. Can grow to 15 m (50 ft) high. A parent of cultivated pears, native to Europe and long naturalised in Britain, the fruits often need bletting (after ripening indoors) and are sometime best cooked. A dye can be obtained from the leaves and the tree can be used in shelterbelts. The timber is highly prized by cabinet makers. Likes sun or part shade and a reasonable soil; hardy to -25°C. Stratification: CS16. Number of seeds: 20.

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Common pear, Wild pear. A columnar medium sized tree with dark glossy green leaves, white flowers in spring, followed by edible pear fruits in autumn. Can grow to 15 m (50 ft) high. A parent of cultivated pears, native to Europe and long naturalised in Britain, the fruits often need bletting (after ripening indoors) and are sometime best cooked. A dye can be obtained from the leaves and the tree can be used in shelterbelts. The timber is highly prized by cabinet makers. Likes sun or part shade and a reasonable soil; hardy to -25°C. Stratification: CS16