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Pyrus pashia

The Himalayan Pear, Pryus pashia, is a compact ornamental pear tree, with particularly attractive autumn leaf colours of red and orange.

The small pear fruitlets are not really suitable for humans but excellent for birds.

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    How to grow

    As you might expect given its origins, Pyrus pashia is a very hardy and resilient tree, suitable for most situations. The best autumn leaf colours are obtained in areas with sunny but cold late autumn days.

    History

    Pyrus pashia originates in the Himalayan region of central Asia.

    Pyrus pashia characteristics

    • Growing

      • Gardening skill:Beginner
      • Attractive features:Attractive flowersAutumn foliage colour
      • Growth habit:Upright
      • Height after 10 years:3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
      • Flower colour:White
      • Flowering season:Mid-season
      • Flowering month:April
      • Leaf colour - autumn:Orange / Red
      • Leaf colour - summer:Green
      • Pruning:Light prune
      • Site conditions:Coastal siteOccasional floodingOccasional droughtWindy site
    • Identification

      • Fruit size:Small
      • Country of origin:China
      • Annual cycle:Deciduous
    • Using

      • Wildlife:Attractive to birds

    What will it look like?

    Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

    Himalayan pear Pyrus pashia