Stunted Bradford Pears Growing under Stressful Conditions - Knowledgebase Question

Fr. Worth, TX
Question by kennydee
March 10, 2000
Several years ago I asked about some non-fruit-bearing Bradford pear trees that had gotten drought damaged or-more so-stunted. They are in the parking area in front of my house. I was advised to aerate and fertilize. I did this last spring but it should be noted that the sidewalk and street limit the ability to do this 360 degrees. To be honest, I noticed no difference thru last year. I have been much more watering conscious, too. This year I have driven in (2) fertilizer spikes on opposite sides of the tree. Am I likely to make these go again? All of my neighbor's pears are huge by comparison and they are the same age.



Image
Answer from NGA
March 10, 2000

0

and cankers can be a problem; check varieties for resistance.
Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) A wonderful tree except for its spiny seed pods which drop in the fall.
Royal Paulownia (Paulownia tormentosa), Often considered a weed species. Fragrant flowers in spring. Has some leaf shedding in summer and a seed pod with thousands of seeds.
Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum), Wonderful feathery foliage. Although found in wet areas in native plantings, it is adaptable to drier conditions, cannot tolerate high pH. and cankers can be a problem; check varieties for resistance.
Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) A wonderful tree except for its spiny seed pods which drop in the fall.
Royal Paulownia (Paulownia tormentosa), Often considered a weed species. Fragrant flowers in spring. Has some leaf shedding in summer and a seed pod with thousands of seeds.
Baldcypress (Taxodium distichum), Wonderful feathery foliage. Although found in wet areas in native plantings, it is adaptable to drier conditions, cannot tolerate high pH.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by sunnyvalley and is called "Hibiscus 'Purpureus Variegatus'"