Problem Plant: Bradford or Callery Pear

Bradford or Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana)       

Originally brought to the U. S. from Asia to combat fire blight affecting the common
pear, this non-native tree, including the popular ‘Bradford’ cultivar, is now planted
in high density in a variety of urban and suburban settings. It can spread
aggressively outside cultivation due to copious seed production and is becoming
invasive throughout the southeast. Wild forms can develop characteristics of the
original Chinese trees, including thorns.

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