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Callery Pear

Pyrus calleryana

Description:

Plant, similar to dogwood, about 20 feet tall right by a two story window. Bark was an olive green, and slightly birch like.

1 Species ID Suggestions

DaneCole
DaneCole 8 years ago
Service Berry
Amelanchier canadensis


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3 Comments

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thank you very much, Dane! I will update the ID. Unfortunately the tree has been cut down because it was too close to the foundation of the home. I'm somewhat glad to hear that it was an invasive species that was cut down, not a native one. I will definitely smell the flowers next time I encounter this species, haha. ;-)

DaneCole
DaneCole 8 years ago

Hey J. It appears I have under-looked this specimen, and didn't think about the callery pear as an ID match at first. Now I'd agree with you and say its a Callery pear after all; good way to tell is to smell the flowers when they bloom this spring, my callery pear up here looks identical, and the flowers don't smell good at all- caution lol.
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner J.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Thanks Dane. I was dying to know what this was!!

Jacob Gorneau
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Jacob Gorneau

New York, USA

Spotted on Mar 31, 2012
Submitted on Nov 25, 2012

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