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Bradford Pear
(Pyrus calleryiana)

Donated by South Suburban College of Cook County
Tree Map Location: # 75

Bradford Pear tree Bradford Pear leaf Bradford Pear seed Bradford Pear bark

Leaf: Bradford Pear  
Flower: showy white flowers appear during spring growth, often before the leaves.  
Fruit: without husk or capsules, round, clustered loosely, greater than 1 inch long in diameter has, large pit, hardly resembling the traditional pear in appearance, pink at maturity. While on the tree they are hardly visible, being hidden by leaves.  
Twig: Glossy brown to reddish brown, medium in texture, spur shoots present; terminal buds are large (1/4 to 1/2 inch long), ovate, and covered in light brown wooly hairs.  
Bark: At first smooth with numerous lenticels, light brown to reddish brown, becoming grayish brown with shallow furrows and scaly ridges.  
Form: Typically quite upright and conical with very narrow branch angles. May reach 60 feet in height.  
Source: INSPIRE - Indiana's Virtual Library  
Website: http://www.inspire.net

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