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Pyrus genus (Pear). There are about 30 or so species in this genus. They are grown for their sweet, juicy, yellowish green stone fruit, and also for their attractive autumn foliage and clusters of fragrant, 5-petalled, white flowers which bloom in spring. The leaves are glossy and vary from almost round to quite narrow. Grow in full sun with well drained soil.
Deciduous, Shrubs or Trees
Europe, Asia, Africa
Their habit, flowers and edible fruits (pears). Suitable for coastal conditions.
They grow well in coastal conditions and thrive in heavy, sandy loams with good drainage in a sunny position.
Propagate by seed in autumn, cultivators by budding in summer or by grafting in winter.
Susceptible to aphids, caterpillars, mites, fireblight and scab and in North America, 'pear decline'.
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