Aristocrat Flowering Pear

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat'

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Aristocrat Flowering Pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat') at Chalet Nursery

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat' in bloom

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat' in bloom

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Aristocrat Flowering Pear (Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat') at Chalet Nursery

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat' flowers

Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat' flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 40 feet

Spread: 20 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone: 5

Other Names: Callery Pear


A tall accent tree covered in attractive white flowers in spring followed by small inedible fruit, good fall color and a beautiful and symmetrical pyramidal shape, very ornamental and resistant to fireblight

Ornamental Features:

Aristocrat Flowering Pear is smothered in stunning clusters of white flowers with purple anthers along the branches in mid spring before the leaves. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The glossy heart-shaped leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The fruits are yellow pomes displayed in late summer. The furrowed brown bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Aristocrat Flowering Pear is a dense deciduous tree with a strong central leader and a distinctive and refined pyramidal form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Aristocrat Flowering Pear is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Shade
  • Vertical Accent

Plant Characteristics:

Aristocrat Flowering Pear will grow to be about 40 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 20 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 5 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This tree should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.

This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent Shade Articulation
Flowers Fruit Fall Color Plant Form
Ornamental Features
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