Cleveland Pear Trees Print
In the Garden

We replaced the huge elm tree that died along our driveway with Cleveland Pear trees. Less prone to split than Bradford pears, these fast growing perfectly uniform symmetrical shaped trees make a great choice for lining a drive, a walk, or a fenced area. They are especially good if you want some privacy, as they quickly reach 30-40 feet tall and 15-20 feet wide. Their size is not only manageable for small to medium yards, but also ideal for narrow spots. White flowers in spring and purplish red-orange leaves in fall also make an attractive choice for the drive. We spaced ours 10 feet apart with a burning bush in between each of them. Brilliant red fall foliage, fast growth, and a pleasing shape make these a great landscape addition as well.