Plant Profile – Jack Pear
- by Bobbi Grimm
May 12, 2020
The Jack Pear is a one of a kind ornamental tree. Beautiful white blooms appear in early Spring before the leaves come out. Mine is blooming now and it is full of beautiful blossoms.
It also has a golden fall color with hues of red. It is ideal for urban landscapes. If you’re looking for a tree to fit a smaller space, consider the Jack Pear. Reaching 15 to 20 ft. tall, 10 to 12 ft. wide, they don’t get that large. They’re generally problem-free, make a good yard accent and are perfect under power lines.
The Jack Pear produces scant half inch yellow-green fruit that look like little pears. These are thoroughly enjoyed by the squirrels, chipmunks, and especially the birds. We’ve even seen deer under ours munching on a Winter meal.
They are deciduous and lose their leaves in the Fall. It is recommended that you plan the Jack Pear in full sun.