Pyrus calleryana

Local namePoirier à fleur
LocationNanterre, France

Pyrus calleryana, or the Callery pear, is a species of pear tree native to China and Vietnam, in the family Rosaceae. It is most commonly known for its cultivar 'Bradford', widely planted throughout the United States and increasingly regarded as an invasive species.Pyrus calleryana is deciduous, growing to 5 to 8 m tall, often with a conical to rounded crown. The leaves are oval, 4 to 8 cm long, glossy dark green above, on long pedicels that make them flash their slightly paler undersides in a breeze. The white, five-petaled flowers are about 2 to 2.5 cm in diameter. They are produced abundantly in early spring, before the leaves expand fully.

The inedible fruits of the Callery pear are small, and hard, almost woody, until softened by frost, after which they are readily taken by birds, which disperse the seeds in their droppings.

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Address 22 Rue Rigault, Nanterre 92000, France

Coordinates 48°53'41.655" N 2°11'51.226" E

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