Tips for maintaining ornamental pear trees

Ornamental PearPeral, either of the variety or the edible ornamental type, creates a serene beauty to any form of landscaping. The lustrous green foliage in summer, dark reddish leaves in autumn and healthy flowers in the early spring, are notable features that make a lively ornamental pear in all seasons. What else would you expect from a tree, with the exception of these unique features that change the landscape in every season. And when it comes to the care of ornamental pear, is more or less similar to the edible variety.

Tips for maintaining ornamental pear trees

Maintain healthy ornamental pear trees can be achieved without having to spend much time, which is not well in the case of some other high-maintenance varieties of trees. Detailed information about the specific requirements for growth and maintenance tips vary from one crop to another. However, you can refer to the following common guidelines for the maintenance of healthy a ornamental pear:

Selection of the variety

You can find several varieties of ornamental pear tree in your local nursery, of which the most popular varieties planted include Bradford, Chanticleer, Frontier, Bursnozam (or snow Burgundy), pendula, pera Manchuria, Westwood, etc with so many choices for planting, the selection of a particular variety to your garden is a very confusing task. Select varieties that are best adapted to the climatic and soil conditions in your region.

The planting site and soil

If possible, select an area that receives direct sunlight. Otherwise, the places of partial shade will have no problem for the growth of an ornamental pear tree. This variety resistant also makes a perfect specimen tree and tree border. In regard to the type of soil, rich, well-drained, moist, acidic (pH 4-7) of the land is the best for this tree. Check the pH of the soil and if necessary, adjust by adding shims of soil.

Plant the tree

the ornamental pear trees which can be grown through the use of seeds or seedlings. In accordance with your personal preferences, you can buy the high-quality seeds or small nursery plants closer to its center. In the case, you're confused about the type of foliage, opt for young seedlings. Digging up the soil to about four times the size of the clumps. Plant the tree, cover it with soil and press firmly around the stem.

Keep the tree

In comparison with the type of fruit, ornamental pear tree maintenance is simple and easy. You don't have to mean an extra effort for a better quality of the fruit and high performance. For the growth of the tree better, the growth factors are favorable: Irrigation

The water
the tree regularly until it is set in the ground. Excessive watering can lead to rotting of the root and other root diseases. Water the tree regularly until it gets established in the soil. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other root diseases.
Mulching - In the middle of the spring, spread a layer of mulch (about 2-3 inches thick) around the tree to keep the soil moist as mulching retains moisture.
Fertilization - fertilize the trees is not an obligation, but you can add fertilizers rich in nitrogen to kill the invasive weeds.


The pruning time

about pruning ornamental pear, annual pruning during the autumn and / or winter is necessary. Pruning may also be done after the spring, when the tree stops flowering. On the basis of the height of the tree, you can use specific tools pruning to sick and dead branches (in your case).  With the correct pruning, can maintain the shape of the tree and prevent the disease from spreading.

Ornamental pear Problems

Learn about the common problems of ornamental pear, so that you can take them into account (if equipped) and its solution in the early stages. Serious bacterial infestations and fungi can cause the death of this type of tree in blossom. Some of the most devastating diseases ornamental pear trees are fire blight, leaf scorching, spots on the leaves and roots rot. The most popular variety of ornamental pear trees that are planted are Callery, Chanticleer and Bradford; but due to their dense, multiple and vertical branch growth, these varieties are susceptible to damage from fluctuating weather conditions. Ornamental tree care is very similar to that of the edible variety of pear trees

To be more precise, the ornamental pear attention has to do with the regular watering, mulching, pruning timely and keeping a watch on the invasive weeds and pests of diseases. In regard to detect any illness, consult your local horticulturist, before it becomes unmanageable.

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