The Bradford Flowering Pear
Pyrus calleryana, 'Bradford'
The Bradford Flowering Pear's Mature Height is 40-50 feet, Mature Spread is 25-35 feet, Mature Form Upright conical, Growth Rate is Rapid, Sun Exposure Full Sun, Soil Moisture Drought, heat tolerant, Soil Type Widely adaptable, Flower Color White, Foliage Color Dark Green, Fall Color Red, Best Zones 5 - 9, Bradford Flowering Pear photos
The Bradford Flowering Pear, Pyrus calleryana, 'Bradford', is an extremely popular, vigorous growing, medium size, shade tree with outstanding clusters of white blooms in spring and very attractive terrific yellow to red to purple foliage color in fall.
The Bradford pear is a beautiful garden addition that produces no edible fruit. This flowering tree grows best in full sun.
A great benefit of the Bradford is that it is a rapid grower, achieving a 12 to 15 feet increase in height over an 8- to 10-year period. Bradford Pear trees are shallow-rooted and will tolerate most soil types.
They are pest- and pollution-resistant, and tolerate drought well. It is one of the most fireblight-resistant cultivar of the flowering pears.
Bradford Flowering Pear photos