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botanical name:
Pyrus cordata
Pyrus cordata © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Plymouth Pear
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 10.00m
width: 6.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: conical
leaf colour: green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: yellow & green
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 8
description:
Small to medium sized deciduous tree, smaller than the common pear, with thorny purplish tinted twigs. Ovate, finely toothed, glossy leaves. White, sometimes pink-tinged, flowers in spring, followed by small, inedible fruits. Rarely sets viable seed but spreads by freely produced suckers.

cultivation:
Best in moist, well-drained loam and full sun. Grows well in heavy clay, reluctant to fruit in shade.

propagation:
By seed, when produced, or separation of rooted suckers.

usage:
Hedgerow tree

other notes:
Fairly rare in the wild, with a sporadic distribution in Western Europe, including parts of France, particularly Brittany, North West Spain and South West Britain. Usually found in mixed woodland and hedgerows.

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