Flowering Pear Trees ~ Our Gentle Giants
Their peaceful countenance beckons you to want to just rest under their shade and just enjoy the beauty of God’s creation.
The tree in the picture hides the nest of a Mockingbird. It has been their home for several years and we have greatly enjoyed watching their dominating antics from our kitchen window. I shudder to think what would happen to any interloper.
The first year a Mocking Bird built her nest in this tree, our beautiful black lab was assaulted with regularity when he went in the backyard. No doubt, his hair still lines that nest.
Flowering Pear Tree Blooms
A Few Facts About the Flowering Pear Tree
Grows up to 50 ft. Tall
Spread 25 to 30 ft.
Deciduous and Ornamental
Hearty and Disease Resistant
Thrives in Most Soils
Drought Tolerant once Established
USDA Hardiness Zones include 5 – 9
Find your Hardiness Zone
- National Gardening Association
If you live in the US, you can enter your zip code and find out your gardening hardiness zone.
- World Hardiness Zones
If you live outside of the U.S., this site will help you determine your planting zone.
Watch a Flowering Pear Tree Bloom
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Flowering Pear Trees Fall Colors
During the summer, the leaves are a gorgeous dark green.
In the fall, the Flowering Pear trees don a magnificent cloak of red, yellow and orange leaves that frolic in the wind until they gently cascade to the ground.
This dance is every bit as beautiful as their dance welcoming spring.
The winter can be especially hard on our gentle giants. While they give the appearance of being strong and sturdy, ice can snap a beautiful limb as easily as we could snap a twig.
Winter damage can be devastating to these beauties and it will break you heart to see one suffer.
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