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Plant Species of the genus Pyrus

Information about this genus
Name: Pyrus
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: Pears will grow in most moderately fertile soils and are at their best in cool-temperate climates. Pruning of the ornamental species is seldom necessary apart from forming a well-shaped tree in the early stages. They can be propagated from seed sown very fresh, but clonal forms are propagated by grafting.
Description: Widely distributed through Europe and Asia, this genus of about 20 species is related to the apple (Malus) and is part of the rose family. It consists of small to medium-sized deciduous trees, some thorny, with simple leaves sometimes coloring to yellow and red in autumn. Flowers are mostly white followed by fruits, edible in some species, that vary in size and shape. The ornamental species are deep-rooted, tolerant of drought and reasonably tolerant of atmospheric pollution. Fruiting forms require a cross-pollinator to set fruit.

Specie Vernacular Zone
americana
angustifolia
arbutifolia
aucuparia
baccata
bracteata
calleryana 5-9
communis 2-9
coronaria
cydonia
decora
floribunda
glaucescens
ioensis
lancifolia
melanocarpa
microcarpa
pinnatifida
platycarpa
prunifolia
pumila
pyrifolia 4-9
Pyrus 3 salviifolia 6-9
Pyrus amygdaliformis 5-9
Pyrus betulifolia 5-9
Pyrus cordata 4-9
Pyrus cossonii 8-10
Pyrus elaeagrifolia 4-9
Pyrus nivalis 5-9
Pyrus salicifolia 4-9
Pyrus ussuriensis 4-9
serotina
sieboldii
soulardii
zumi



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