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Asian Pear 'Hosui'

Pyrus pyrifolia 'Hosui'

Interesting Flower Provides edible fruit

Characteristics:
*Important* Fruit trees, in general, have unique maintenance needs in terms of pruning, harvesting, and pest and disease management. Visit portlandfruit.org or homeorchardsociety.org for more fruit tree care info.

Growing Conditions:
Needs full sun and plenty of water.

Uses:
Medium-sized tree that produces edible pears; fruit trees generally require more maintenance than shade trees.

Height:
25' at maturity

Width:
20' at maturity

Shape:
Dense broadly pyramidal to rounded form

Flowers:
White, five-petalled flowers with red to purple stamens; blooms in April.

Leaves:
Glossy, deep green with finely serrated edges.

Bark:
Brown-gray becoming platy.

Hosui is a Japanese cultivar introduced in 1972. Requires a pollinator (either another Asian pear or a European pear). Cold hardy, drought resistant, heat tolerant. Susceptible to fire blight and codling moth. Fruit should be thinned to one per spur.