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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
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