Native to Eastern Russia, probably the hardiest Pyrus species due to it withstanding temperatures as low as -35C. The smallish tree (4-5m when adult) is covered by pinkish flowers in Spring, fading to white. Its golf ball sized pears mature to brown and are a delicacy for birds and mammals, also edible to humans, especially after the frost "bite" it. It can be grown in a pot.
|Flower||Pink - Spring|
|Fruit||Pears - Edible|
|Position||Full Sun, Partial Shade|
|Soil type||Clay, Loam, Sand/ Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline/ Moist but Well-drained|
|Rate of growth||Medium|
|Height and spread||Max Height - 4/5m|
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