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Pleached Pear Tree, variety Williams Bon Chrétien Pleached pear trees are pear trees with raised square crowns on bare trunks. They’re suitable for above wall privacy screening while producing delicious dessert pears.
While there are lots of pear tree cultivars, Pleached Pear Tree Williams is an ancient variety that’s stood the test of time. Its full botanical name is Pyrus Communis Williams Bon Chrétien which means ‘good Christian’. A deciduous fruit tree, it holds the RHS AGM and the Perfect for Pollinators badge. In spring the branches are covered in pretty, sweetly-scented white blossom and mid-green oval leaves. If pollinated the blossom reliably matures into a tasty and sweet dessert pear during autumn. The leaves fall in winter leaving a square framework of branches behind.
Pleached trees have been used for hundreds of years but they still look modern & contemporary today and suit all types of gardens including smaller spaces that need privacy screens with compact root spread and reduced crown size. Our large pleached pear trees are trained on bamboo frames and trimmed to create a rectangle that will mature into a square cube. The bare trunk leaves plenty of space and they cast less shade whilst blocking out the neighbours.
How Hardy Is A Pleached Pear Tree Pleached Pear Tree Williams is hardy and will withstand minus temperatures if its roots are well-drained.
How To Use A Pleached Pear Tree Pleached Pear Tree Williams is a good screening choice. Planted in a row along the fence line they bring vertical interest and block out neighbours to create a private garden space. They can also be used singly or in pairs to block out an unsightly structure. In larger spaces, they look attractive lining a footpath or on either side of a feature.
Pleached pear tree blossom attracts beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies which increases biodiversity.
How To Care For A Pleached Pear Tree We supply large instant impact pleached pear trees that are trimmed and trained into a rectangle. Over time the crown will grow into a cube. They need regular yearly trims to maintain the pleached crowns.
Plant in full sun to partial shade in a sheltered west or south facing aspect to protect blossom and ripen the fruit. Water well until established because newly planted trees need water to settle their roots.
This cultivar needs a nearby pollinating partner. Good varieties for Pyrus Communis Williams include Conference Pear and Doyenne du Comice – both excellent pear trees in their own right.