Callery Pear

Pyrus calleryana

Native to China, this species is grown in the United States for its striking white floral display. Trees grow up to 20 m tall and produce numerous sweet-smelling white flowers (2-3 cm diameter) in the spring before the leaves appear. The finely textured wood is used to make woodwind instruments.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing 6-18 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Early spring.
Longevity:
Long-lived.
Presence in US:
AL AR DC DE FL GA IL IN KY LA MD MS NC NJ OH OK PA SC TN TX VA WV