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Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear

Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'

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Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select') at Moana Nursery

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear in bloom

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select') at Moana Nursery

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear flowers

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  40 feet

Spread:  20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5

Other Names:  Callery Pear

Description:

A rigidly columnar accent tree covered in attractive white flowers in spring. Excellent fall color, symmetrical form is very ornamental, makes a great vertical accent.

Ornamental Features

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear is draped in stunning clusters of white flowers with purple anthers along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding deep purple in the fall. The fruits are showy yellow pomes displayed in late summer.

Landscape Attributes

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear is a dense deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Planting & Growing

Cleveland Select Ornamental Pear will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in both summer and winter to conserve soil moisture and protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Shade  Articulation 
Applications
Flowers  Fruit  Fall Color  Plant Form 
Ornamental Features

Please note: Our Plant Guide is all about plants that will work in the high desert. It is not, nor is it intended to be, a current list of plants in stock on hand at each location or at our farm. We purposely do not sell or ship plants via the internet. Plant questions and availability are best determined in-store.