Pear Cleveland FloweringScientific Name: Pyrus calleryana
Best Planted In Zone: 5-8
The Cleveland Pear tree is a flowering pear tree which is an improvement of the popular Bradford Flowering Pear tree. The Cleveland is deciduous and produces a profusion of snow-white, ornamental flowers in the the spring. It has a tight symmetrical shape, making it perfect for lining streets or as an eye-catcher in your front yard. Not only beautiful, the Cleveland is also disease resistant. It is fast-growing and reaches a height of about 60 feet with a spread of about 40 feet. It is hardy to -15 degrees and ideal for the following USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, & Zone 8.
Most PlantMeGreen trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery. Packages are typically shipped within 7-10 days from the time of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon confirmation of your PlantMeGreen purchase. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your PlantMeGreen package. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed, if a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Flowering pears should be planted where there is plenty of sun and in well-drained soil. Fertilize in the spring and prune in late winter.