Javelin® Ornamental Pear
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Height: 35 feet
Spread: 10 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4
Brand: J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
A tightly columnar accent tree that stays narrow as it matures; perfect for home landscapes or use as a narrow street tree; emerging burgundy foliage turns glossy dark green in summer, with excellent orange to red fall color; fireblight resistant
Javelin® Ornamental Pear is bathed in stunning clusters of white flowers along the branches in mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The glossy heart-shaped leaves turn outstanding shades of orange and in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Javelin® Ornamental Pear is a dense deciduous tree with a narrowly upright and columnar growth habit. 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 high maintenance tree that will require regular care and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Javelin® Ornamental Pear is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Vertical Accent
Planting & Growing
Javelin® Ornamental Pear will grow to be about 35 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 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 50 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. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.