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Pyrus cordata (Plymouth pear)

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3 hours care
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7m
Max height
5.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pyrus cordata

Other names

Plymouth pear

Genus

Pyrus Pyrus

Species

P. cordata - P. cordata is a large, spreading, thorny, deciduous shrub or small tree with elliptic to rounded, semi-glossy, finely-toothed, mid- to dark green leaves and unpleasantly scented, white to pale pink flowers in mid- to late spring followed by spherical, brown to yellow-brown fruit.


Pyrus cordata is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Yellow, Orange in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Blister mite , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Codling moth , Pear fruitlet gall midge Aphids , Blister mite , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Codling moth , Pear fruitlet gall midge

Diseases

This cultivar is fire blight resistant.

Apple and pear canker , Blight , Pear rust , Pear scab Apple and pear canker , Blight , Pear rust , Pear scab

General care

Pruning

Thin fruit as necessary. Regular pruning required.

Propagation methods

Seed


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Where to grow

Pyrus cordata (Plymouth pear) will reach a height of 7m and a spread of 5.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Specimen tree, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best in moderately fertile, well-drained loam in full sun. Tolerates light shade but fruiting will be reduced. Tolerate pollution, moist conditions, and a range of soil types. Drought tolerant once established.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Pyrus cordata

Other names

Plymouth pear

Genus

Pyrus Pyrus

Species

P. cordata - P. cordata is a large, spreading, thorny, deciduous shrub or small tree with elliptic to rounded, semi-glossy, finely-toothed, mid- to dark green leaves and unpleasantly scented, white to pale pink flowers in mid- to late spring followed by spherical, brown to yellow-brown fruit.

Native to

Great Britain, Western Asia

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Mid-green in Spring; Mid-green in Summer; Yellow, Orange in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Blister mite , Bullfinches , Caterpillars , Codling moth , Pear fruitlet gall midge

Diseases

This cultivar is fire blight resistant.

Specific diseases

Apple and pear canker , Blight , Pear rust , Pear scab

General care

Pruning

Thin fruit as necessary. Regular pruning required.

Propagation methods

Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pyrus cordata (Plymouth pear) will reach a height of 7m and a spread of 5.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Specimen tree, Wildlife

Cultivation

Best in moderately fertile, well-drained loam in full sun. Tolerates light shade but fruiting will be reduced. Tolerate pollution, moist conditions, and a range of soil types. Drought tolerant once established.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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