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Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana Decne.)

Also known as Bradford pear.

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Callery Pear
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Widely planted as a street tree in the U.S., this species is native to East Asia and has become invasive across a large range of North America.

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Until recently this tree was widely planted in landscaping, especially as a street tree. The 'Bradford' Cultivar is one of the most widely planted cultivars, and it is often referred to as the "Bradford Pear".

Its use in landscaping has declined because of its invasive potential, propensity to drop limbs on cars or sidewalks, and its foul-smelling blossoms.

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