Pyrus Calleryana (Ornamental Pear) 'Redspire'
|Species||:||Pyrus Calleryana Redspire|
|Common Name(s)||:||Ornamental Pear,Redspire|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest,Autumn Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Autumn Colour,Low Fruit Fall,White Flower|
|Mature Size||:||Medium (10-15m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Garden,Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees,Screening Trees|
Another Ornamental Pear from North America.
Patented by Princeton Nursery in America in 1975, this seedling of Bradford Pear is happily less vigorous than its parent which has been known to break apart when older due to tight branch angles.
As the foliage is so late to fall in autumn it is also great for screening.
Similar in many ways to Chanticleer, but Redspire has rather better autumn colour.
It is of medium height, generally rather columnar, becoming more oval when mature.
Profuse white blossom is produced in spring, followed by glossy foliage which becomes orange and red.
An excellent choice for urban conditions and very good in streets and gardens.
Mature height: 10-15m