General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Child plants: 5 child plants

Common names
  • European Pear
  • Wild Pear
  • Common Pear
Also sold as:
  • Comice

Photo Gallery
Location: Essex or Suffolk, England
Date: autumn
Location: Harrogate Autumn Flower show, Yorkshire
Date: 2018-09-15

Date: c. 1908
photo from the 1908 catalogue, Clibrans', Ltd., Altrincham, Engla

Date: c. 1921
illustration from Hedrick's 'Pears of New York', 1921
Location: Croatia
credit: Silverije
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AndreA33 From April 1, 2017 to April 6, 2017 Bloomed
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