Common Pear or European Pear
Pyrus communis or pyrus pyraster (latin)
Area of origin: Orient, Europe.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 20 m (65,6'), width up to 12 m (39,4').
Soil Type: Dry to wet but not excessive. Rich, and heavy. Dislikes lime.
Hardiness: Prefers climate that is not too dry. Hardy to -28°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Characteristics and Uses:
Very beautiful and abundant white flowers in April before the
leaves. The little pears are sour but edible. Planted alone in
parks and gardens or within a mixed country hedge. Very good
quality wood much sought after in cabinet making. A number of
cultivars have been developed for producing fruit.('Williams', 'Doyenné
de juillet', 'Colette', etc). Also used as grafting stock for