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Pyrus Communis Beech Hill is a narrowly conical, deciduous fruiting pear tree that is more commonly known as the Beech Hill Pear or Pyrus Beech Hill. It is a good choice for more compact gardens that want a small, fruiting tree.
In the spring months, beginning around April time, its bare branches suddenly become smothered in white five-petaled flowers which the RHS have awarded the Perfect for Pollinators badge. These sweetly scented white flowers measure 4cms in diameter and grow in clusters making one larger mass of petals which is truly stunning. Small edible pears follow the blossom. Beech Hill Pear is a heavy cropper and although the pears are smaller than supermarket versions, and a shade browner, the sheer amount of fruit often pulls its upright branches toward the ground. Oval to round-shaped foliage appears with the blossom, turning a dark, glossy green towards the summer. As summer progresses into the autumn months its leaves mature into a red- orange shade before falling with the winter weather.
In winter the bare branches reach upwards to cast a narrow outline, and its grey-brown trunk develops an interesting textured peel.
Height and Spread of Beech Hill Pear This narrow conical pear tree will reach a maximum height of ten metres and spread over seven.
How Hardy is Pyrus Communis Beech Hill Beech Hill Pear is a very hardy and tough tree that needs little care, although late frosts may damage the blossom, so its best planted away from frost pockets and cold drying winds.
How To Use Pyrus Communis Beech Hill Beech Hill Pear is a good addition to a small to medium sized garden that wants to attract wildlife. It is extremely attractive to pollinators and birds that eat the fallen fruits. It works well as a solitary tree in the lawn or as a specimen in a border where its narrow uplifting form allows under planting. It’s possible to grow Pyrus Beech Hill in a large well-watered container if you reduce the leader stem and feed it regularly.
How To Care For Pyrus Communis Beech Hill Pyrus Communis Beech Hill is a fruit tree that requires very little care and grows in any soil. It tolerates dry conditions, but younger specimens will need water as they become established. A good thick application of manure around the roots in spring will boost the blossom and fruit displays. You can prune broken, crossed or diseased branches in winter although regular formative pruning is not necessary. This pear tree is a crops heavily without interference.
Small gardens looking for an interesting, attractive and productive tree can’t go wrong with this heavy cropping pear. It adds year round interest and takes up little width. Pyrus Communis Beech Hill is a great that reliably flowers and fruits year upon year.