Pyrus calleryana – Winter Glow
*height & width at maturity
FOLIAGE: The Winter Glow ornamental pear showcases leaves which are a glossy dark green with silver backs, and in cooler climates, changing to brilliant reds in Autumn.
FLOWERS: Clusters of pretty single white flowers, are borne in Spring.
DESCRIPTION: This hardy upright vigorous growing tree grows to a height of 12 metres. Leaves are a glossy dark green, changing to brilliant reds in Autumn. Clusters of pretty single white flowers, are borne in Spring giving a spectacular display. Depending on the climate, it is sometimes classified as evergreen as it holds onto its leaves over the winter period, hence the name ‘Winter Glow’. In cooler climates, we find the Winter Glow Pear is out of leaf for only 5 weeks of the year.
LANDSCAPE USES: Suitable for medium sized gardens and used for driveways and street trees. The Winter Glow makes a good option for a fast growing screening plant as the foliage can sometimes be evergreen, or bare for a very short period of time.
TOLERANCES: Tolerant to most soil types and air pollution.
TREE CARE: Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.