· John Heider's Answer
· Hi Tracie-The Evergreen Pear (Pyrus kawakamii) is semi evergreen. The hardiness zone you are located in will determine how many leaves it will lose during the cooler months. I am located in zone 9b-10a where these trees normally lose 1/2 their leaves during the winter months. Some plant files note this tree will survive down to hardiness zone 8 but I'm thinking the tree would be considered deciduous in this zone. Even in zone 9 and 10 during unusually cold temperatures the tree will lose much of its leaves. In late summer the tree may produce small pea sized fruit which is rarely seen and is not edible. Here in the southwest it is grown extensively in landscapes and used as tree trees. They are a nice tree for smaller gardens as they fit well in smaller spaces and do not have an envasive root system. Do you know what hardiness zone you are located in. If you give me your city and state I can look it up for you.
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