The Wild Pear species is known to be the source of all cultivated pears. This species is a heavy producer, yielding crops that cause the branches to sway gracefully toward the ground. The Wild Pear may reach twenty to fifty feet in height and has a slightly pyramidal form. White clusters of flowers will appear in April and May. The tree also produces round 1-2 inch fruit that is bright green until it turns yellow in November. Although lacking the sweet qualities of other pears, the Wild Pear tree is extremely popular for attracting wildlife. Pear seedlings can provide the same benefits as apples for wildlife.
Grows in zones: 5 - 9.