Area of origin : Southern Europe.
Adult Dimensions : Height up to 20 m (65,6'), width up to 8 m (26,3').
Foliage : Deciduous, dark green and gold in autumn.
Soil Type : All.
Hardiness : Hardy to -20°C.
Exposure : Full sun.
Characteristics and Uses : The white flowers in May and June are followed by fruits in the shape of little red green pears. The cormes are edible when overripe. They are planted in orchards by those who value them. The leaves of this tree turn a beautiful colour of gold in autumn. It is planted alone or in a group but is equally good within a mixed hedge. The red brown wood is extremely strong and much sought after for making tools and weapons and for wood carving and engraving.