Pyrus communis subsp. caucasica, Sir Harold Hillier Garden

Pyrus communis subsp. caucasica

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Pyrus communis subsp. caucasica
  • Plant type: Tree
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 2m

Spread: 1m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

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Ornamental pear, Pyrus communis subsp. caucasica, has a dark grey to black trunk and glossy dark green serrated leaves. In April it bears a profusion of single white blooms, which are a magnet for pollinators. These are followed by edible, albeit tasteless, pears in autumn. 

Grow Pyrus communis subsp. caucasica in moist but well-drained soil in a sheltered spot in full sun. 

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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