Asian Pear 'Hosui'
Pyrus pyrifolia 'Hosui'
*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.
Needs full sun and plenty of water.
Medium-sized tree that produces edible pears; fruit trees generally require more maintenance than shade trees.
25' at maturity
20' at maturity
Dense broadly pyramidal to rounded form
White, five-petalled flowers with red to purple stamens; blooms in April.
Glossy, deep green with finely serrated edges.
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.