Callery Pear

Scientific Name: Pyrus calleryana
Genus: Pyrus
Family: Rosaceae

Callery PearCallery PearThis species of pear was discovered in central China in 1858 by the French missionary Joseph Callery. Over the past century it has been widely planted around streets and houses across the United States. In the spring it is covered with white blossoms and in the fall red leaves. The fruit, when present, is very small and sparse. There are many named varieties for this tree.