Friday, February 7, 2014

Ornamental Pear:

            Of all the flowering trees out there, this one is as close to perfect as one can get.

            It stays very oval shaped, it grows to around 30 feet, it flowers white in the early spring. It leafs out green and waxy, and they turn red or burgundy in the fall. It produces a little pear type fruit that Cedar Waxwings love, but leaves no stain on the car or house when exiting the bird while “on the wing”. Unlike the Mulberry gobblers who waits until you’ve wound up the hose, or have put away the ladder and squeegee, or just stepped outside in your new white Armani jacket. It is truly the perfect tree.

            I’m not sure how they were hybridized but they took the best from whatever they did and produced a very maintenance friendly, bug and fungus resistant, nice growing tree.

            It needs full sun, but so does almost all flowering trees. It likes the normal Michigan drinking regiment, but like most trees doesn’t like its feet dangling in the water.

            If purchasing trees with trunks 2” or bigger you will never need to “train prune” it; just plant it and leave it alone.

            It is truly a “no muss, no fuss” tree. It greets you with flowers right after a long cold winter; and ends the season with brilliant color in the fall.

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