Manchurian Pear (Pyrus ussuriensis)
The Manchurian Pear (Pyrus ussuriensis) has been widely grown in Australia due to its adaptability, masses of spring blossom, summer glossy green foliage and stunning autumn colour. This Asian deciduous tree is easily pruned to shape, although not required, and forms a nice green broad canopy for summer shade. At the home of Heritage Fruit Trees, we have an avenue in our home paddock pruned to alpaca height. It provides stunning seasonal interest as photographed regularly in our social media feed.
• Uses: ornamental tree, shade tree, specimen tree, avenue tree, farm and street tree
• Size: 8-12 metres high x 7 metres wide depending on conditions
• Flowering: masses of white blossom in spring; small fruit inedible
• Features: beautiful autumn foliage, spring blossom
Reference Lord, E. E. and Willis, J. H. (1982) Shrubs and trees for Australian gardens (5th End). Lothian Publishing Company, Melbourne.