Pyrus calleryana 'Autumn Blaze'
Common name: 
Autumn Blaze Callery Pear
Pronunciation: 
PI-rus kal-er-ee-A-na
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous tree, to 30 ft (9 m), spread about 25 ft (7.6 m), rounded form.  Leaves alternate, simple, leathery, and glossy dark green.  Variable fall color early, can be bright red.  Flowers white, borne in small clusters, somewhat hidden by expanding leaves.  Produces few fruit.
  • Sun.  Very adaptable to many different soils; tolerates drying and pollution.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4  (more cold-hardy than many other cultivars).   Selected at Oregon State University by Mel Westwood, introduced in 1980.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: northeast Cordley Hall.
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  • plant habit, summer and fall

    plant habit, summer and fall

  • flowering branches, spring

    flowering branches, spring

  • flowering branches, comparison

    flowering branches, comparison

  • flowers and expanding leaves

    flowers and expanding leaves