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Pyrus nivalis (Snow Pear)

Snow Pear, Alpine pear, Snow tree


Pyrus nivalis (Snow Pear) is an ornamental deciduous tree of broadly conical habit, noted for its elliptic, silvery-green leaves with white, velvety undersides. In spring, a profusion of five-petaled, creamy white flowers are draped in clusters along the branches. They bloom at the same time as the new leaves appear and are truly a sight to behold. They may be followed by small, spherical, greenish-yellow fruits that have a mild, sour taste and attract quite a number of birds who find them delicious. In the fall, the foliage turns bright shades of deep red. Prized for its three seasons of interest, Snow Pear makes a charming specimen tree for parks and gardens.

  • Grows up to 20-30 ft. tall (6-9 m) and 15-20 ft. wide (4-6 m).
  • A full sun lover, this tree is easily grown in fertilewell-drained, or moist but well-drained soil. Tolerates dry conditions.
  • No routine pruning is necessary. Remove diseased, damaged, congested, or crossing shoots.
  • Keep an eye out for aphids, blister mite, bullfinches, caterpillars, codling moth, pear fruitlet gall midge, apple and pear canker, blight, pear rust, pear scab.
  • Propagate by seed sown in a frame in winter or by grafting in winter.
  • Pyrus nivalis species grows naturally from southeast Europe to western Asia.

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Hardiness 6 – 9
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Pyrus - Pears
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 9
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Pyrus - Pears
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Fruit & Berries
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage

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