Pyrus are a group of evergreen trees, many varieties used in landscaping. Some are well known others perhaps not so well known.
The largest is Pryruss ussuriensis, the Manchurian Pear, reaching nearly 50 ft in height. The smallest is Pyrus salicifolia pendular, usually grown as a standard to around 12 ft. most varieties are winter hardy from USDA zones 4 - 9. However,frost can play havoc with the flowering period.
They are able to withstand periodic dry conditions and are popular for the autumn color as well as beautiful spring blossom.
Ornamental Pears can be used as a screening tree, especially varieties such as Pyrus calleryana 'Capital' which has a more narrow or upright growth habit.
Pyrus Varieties are available from the following nurseriesDEAN'S EVERGREENS - phone: 856-881-3496 fax: 856-863-1666 542-1
Elk Rd, Rte. 538 Monroeville, NJ 08343