Sunday, April 13, 2008

Flowering Pear Trees

The Flowering Pear Trees have been in full bloom the last few weeks.
Tomorrow, I'll show a close up of the blossoms, on these very pretty trees.
From the net: One of the most beautiful and earliest spring blooming trees is the flowering pear (Pyrus calleryana). Tiny white flowers appear in April and fall like snow on spring green lawns. Glossy green leaves enhance the tree's graceful pyramidal shape and last late into fall, turning scarlet red in October and November. Sometimes called the ornamental pear, the flowering pear is an ideal ornament for any landscape.
From me: These "pear" trees do not bear fruit. Does anyone know how they came to have "Pear" in their name?

4 comments:

Kagahn said...
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babooshka said...

DO NOT OPEN THE COMMENT ABOVE IT'S A VIRUS.

Those trees are really pretty. I had no idea what a pear tree looked like. Beautiful

Jim said...

Our neighbor has pear trees that do not produce pears, what a jip. I hope they got a discount. They are really nice in the spring though and your picture captures them great.

crittoria said...

Beautiful photo! The trees look like they are covered in snow....