April 2005
Aristocrat Pear
Host to my favorite bud.

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Aristocrat Pear
Journal
Growth Chart
Detailed Facts
Tree Calendar
Julie's Trees




Facts at a Glance
Pyrus calleryana -
'Aristocrat'

Planted October 1999
Planting height: 6'
Planting trunk: 2"

2006 Update
Height: 25'
Trunk: 20"

Mature Height: 40'
Spread: 40'
Growth rate: Fast
Form: Broad, oval
Flowers: White
Fall color: Red
Hardiness zone: 5 - 8
Culture: Sun

Best feature:
Less prone to wind
damage than Bradford pear

Worst problem:
Blossoms smell like rotting fish

Do over? No

A Year in the Life of One Bud: The Poem

One Bud Made Into One Relaxing Movie

What a Show!

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Aristocrat Pear

ARISTOCRAT PEAR GROWTH CHART

Photographs and text by Julie Walton Shaver

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June 2000

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July 2002

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April 2003

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June 2004

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April 2006

 

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September 2008. I like the shade from this tree in the front yard!

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April 2006, with Sept. 2008 overlayed on top

 

Notice that when this tree was first planted, it had low branches. In the winter of 2001-02, I pruned those low branches to aid in clearance for the driveway.


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