Callery Pear: ‘Bradford’ and Other Varieties and Their Invasive Progeny

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Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana Decne.) is an Asian species of ornamental pear with several cultivars planted throughout the Southeast. Varieties include ‘Bradford’, ‘Chanticleer’/‘Cleveland Select’, ‘Autumn Blaze’, ‘Aristocrat’, and more. Ornamental plantings of Callery pear are gaining increased scrutiny in recent years as evidence and impacts of its invasiveness mount. Once prized ornamental trees, ‘Bradford’ and other varieties of P. calleryana are an increasing environmental and land management concern.

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