Growth & Care
|USDA Plant Hardiness Zone||5a|
|Recommended Pruning Method||Late Winter Pruning|
|Landscape Application||Accent, Shade, Articulation|
Planting & Growing
Aristocrat Ornamental Pear will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Aristocrat Ornamental Pear is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:
Aristocrat Ornamental Pear is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Accent, Shade, Vertical Accent
Aristocrat Ornamental Pear is smothered in stunning clusters of white flowers with purple anthers along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The fruits are showy yellow pomes displayed in late summer.