Question About (Semi) Evergreen Pear

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Really an Evergreen, not deciduous?

Does the evergreen pear not lose it's leaves in the fall? Does it produce fruit?

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Answer #1 · Maple Tree'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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Tracie Mulkey

Tracie Mulkey · Gardenality Seed · Zone 8A · 10° to 15° F
Thank you, John for your answers. I'm in zone 8b.

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Maple Tree

Maple Tree · Gardenality Genius · Zone 10A · 30° to 35° F
You're very welcome. I'm thinking this tree may lose most of its leaves in the fall in Zone 8. The spring display of white flowers is really beautiful. If you decide to plant this tree let us know how it does in your location. This can be helpful to many others located in the trees lower hardiness zone.

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