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Comice Pear

A delicious comice pear!

Scientific Name:
Pyrus communis

Under Power Lines:
No—this tree is not approved for planting under power lines.

Street Tree Planting:
No—fruit trees are not allowed as street trees in Seattle.

European pear tree that produces delicious tasting fruit and attracts butterflies. While it can be self-fertile, plant near other pear trees to promote pollination. This pear tree needs space to grow, so be sure to plant away from your house or other structures.(OHxF97 rootstock)

Mature Height:
35 feet

Mature Spread:
25 feet

White blooms in spring.

Cultural Notes:
Full sun with regular summer watering.  Adaptable to most soils, including clay.

Potential Problems:
Pear scab, a fungal disease, can affect pear trees in Seattle by marring the appearance of the pears and causing malformed fruit. Learn more here.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees

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