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Old 02-18-2013, 07:36 PM
 
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Anyone know what this tree is called? Curious to learn more about it and how adaptable it is to this area...is it freeze tolerant? Does it lose all it's leaves in the winter? How big does it get? Etc etc.



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Old 02-18-2013, 08:18 PM
 
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Looks like a Pear Tree to me! Pyrus kawakamii to be specific. They are gorgeous, aren't they?
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
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Kind of looks like a cherry tree that's been pruned back a little too far.


Pear tree seems like a better guess.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:27 PM
 
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Looks like it is a pear tree...a flowering pear tree! I had no idea! I like that they have spring color and then fall color too. They look gorgeous!

So do they actually produce pears or are they fruitless?




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Old 02-18-2013, 08:55 PM
 
Location: the AZ desert
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It's a deciduous, ornamental tree which doesn't produce fruit. It looks great in the fall too, when it turns red.
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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I love them this time of year... not so much the rest of the year, but the blooming time, with the white flowers and the dark bark, makes it worth having all year round. I'm about to get rid of the last tree I have except my citrus, but if I was to plant another tree, it would be one of these.
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:33 PM
 
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How come you don't like them the rest of the year?
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:34 PM
 
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It also looks closer to an Ironwood tree. Are the flowers white or pinkish. Bradford pear, common to this area, has white flowers, Ironwood has pinkish flowers, some are blooming early now.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Willo Historic District, Phoenix, AZ
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Looks like an Evergreen Pear. They do not bear fruit but have a nice bloom. Oddly, they don't smell nearly as nice as they look.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Metro Phoenix, AZ USA
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The flowers are definitely white, not pink. Not ironwood.

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How come you don't like them the rest of the year?
I don't even notice them the rest of the year. I shouldn't say I don't like them, I guess, but if they didn't have that beautiful blooming cycle, I wouldn't think of having one. There's another flowering tree in my neighborhood I feel the same way about.

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