Sunday 2 March 2014

Those new trees are callery pears

A resident botanist sent the following:
Hi. You may have noticed the new street trees that have been planted on Golden Lane in front of Breton House. 
These are callery pears (pyrus calleryana), variety 'Bradford'. The callery pear comes originally from south east Asia. 
Wikipedia promises us dense white blossom in Spring before the leaves are fully developed; small fruit that are readily taken by birds, and a possible dramatic display of colour in autumn, (depending on the local microclimate). 
So let's see if they live up to their promise!

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