Bradford Pear (pyrus Calleryana) Thorns Or Not????? - Knowledgebase Question

Crossville, TN
Question by yoder0
June 3, 2002
My friend has a tree that looks like a Bradford Pear but has thorns on the branches is that possible?

Answer from NGA
June 3, 2002


It could not be a Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana "Bradford") because it is thornless. There are other similar varieties of ornamental pear with thorns, however.

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