Ornamental Pears are growing in popularity in New Zealand due to their beautiful appearance, drought tolerance and quick growth rate.  Their leaves through spring and summer are green & glossy and and create a striking autumn display with yellow, orange and red foliage.  They flower in spring and and make a great hardy screening or feature tree.


How to grow ornamental pear in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot with well drained soil, however many ornamental pears will tolerate intermittent periods of wet soil. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Organic Plant Food
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball.  Remove the tree from the container or bag (for bare rooted trees), gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill, gently firming down. Form a raised or doughnut shaped ring of soil around the outer edge of the plant's root zone. This helps keep water where it's needed.  Always water in well after planting to settle the soil around the roots and keep the soil moist for several weeks while the new plant establishes.
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, woodchips or pea straw, keeping it away from the trunk.
  5. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.  
  6. Feed in autumn and spring with Yates Thrive Natural Roses Flowers Organic Based Pelletised Plant Food to promote strong root development, healthy foliage & flowers.

     
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Growing tips

  • Can grow to 4-12 metres in height depending on variety so choose the planting spot with this in mind.

  • Varieties include: Manchurian Pear, Bradford Pear, Capital Pear, Aristocrat Pear, Chanticleer Pear, Redspine Pear & Snow Pear


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