Ussurian Pear (aka Manchurian or Siberian Pear) is the most cold hardy of all pear species.
This self-pollinating pear bears white flowers in the spring and has good fall colour, making it an exceptional ornamental addition to any garden. However, it has a tendency to branch quite low and is often used in shelterbelts and hedges too.
Note: the fruit produced by this pear is rather mealy and not a choice edible. It is primarily grown for its attractive flowers and pollination of other pear varieties, or as cold hardy rootstock, but is an excellent addition to any shelterbelt.
Zone: 3a Height: 10 m (33 ft) Spread: 8 m (26 ft) Moisture: normal Light: full sun Fall colour: burgundy Berries: yellow fruit (low quality, self pollinating) Flowers: white flowers in spring Growth rate: fast Life span: long Maintenance: medium Suckering: none Pollution tolerance: high