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Ussurian Pear (Siberian) vs White Meadowsweet

Pyrus ussuriensis

Spiraea alba

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Ussurian Pear (Siberian)
White Meadowsweet

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.

It is primarily grown for its attractive flowers and pollination of other pear varieties, or as cold hardy rootstock, and is also an excellent addition to any shelterbelt.

White Meadowsweet is a woody, deciduous shrub that begins to bloom in early summer with small white and pink flowers. Its foliage turns from a light green into an attractive golden-yellow later in the fall.

The White Meadowsweet, also known as Mead-Wort or Bride-Wort, is favored by birds and butterflies but is largely ignored by deer. They produce small brown berries in the summer, and while they are technically edible, they are not sweet and are more desired by wildlife.

USSURIAN PEAR (SIBERIAN) QUICK FACTS

WHITE MEADOWSWEET QUICK FACTS

Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 10 m (33 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 8 m (26 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Fall colour: burgundy
Fall colour: golden yellow
Flowers: white
Flowers: white, small
Growth rate: fast
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: mead wort, meadowsweet, narrowleaf meadowsweet, pale bridewort, pipestem