Callery Pear
Leaf Characteristics
  • broad, flat leaves
  • simple leaves
  • not lobed
  • fine, double teeth
  • all teeth same size
  • shorter stem
  • side veins near base larger than others
  • symmetrical base
  • rounded base
  • smooth beneath margins with rounded teeth
Callery Pear
Fruit Characteristics
  • other fruit (not cone, winged, acorn, or in pod or capsule)
  • without husk or capsules
  • loose, not packed tightly together
  • fruit with seeds
  • small seeds, 1/4" or less in length
  • fruit round, 1" or more in diameter
  • with grit cells
Callery Pear
Pyrus callyerana

The Callery Pear is a native tree in Korea and China. Tree workers introduced it into the United States in 1908. Today, a number of varieties of this species are planted in this country. This species is particularly useful because of its resistance to fire blight disease. Also, it is highly resistant to heat, drought and compacted soil. People use the Callery Pear mainly for its fruit. As with most other pear trees it is not ordinarily thought of as an ornamental tree.

Tree Size height 30' - 40' diameter up to 1' Bark Flower