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Standard Williams pear tree is an RHS AGM winning deciduous dessert pear with sweet delicious fruits and a tall clear trunk. It suits medium sized gardens.
Standard Williams Pear Tree’s full name is Pyrus Communis Williams Bon Chretien. Bon Chretien means ‘good Christian’. This fruit tree is a dessert pear that’s been popular for years and is an excellent grower in UK gardens.
Small oval foliage bursts out on branches in early spring and the early fragrant white pear blossom is loved by our native pollinators. The blossom is so popular the RHS have given it the ‘perfect for pollinators’ badge.
Pollinated blossom ripens into good sized mid yellowy-green fruit in September which lasts for months if properly stored. Leaves fall with frosts to reveal a sturdy attractive branching tree.
Standard pear trees are an excellent choice for wildlife friendly gardens and for gardeners that like to grow tasty fruits without any hassle. The standard shape of this pear means it’s more manageable and works more efficiently in smaller spaces.
Height and Spread of a Standard Pear Tree A Standard form Pear Tree has a single straight trunk of around 2 metres in height. A fully grown specimen can reach 8 metres in height and the crown can spread over the same.
How Hardy is a Standard Pear Tree A standard pear tree is hardy and able to withstand minus temperatures if its roots are well-drained. It will need lots of water until established.
How To Use a Standard Pear Tree Standard Williams Pear Tree is a reliable fruiting pear tree for UK gardens.
It suits a sunny border and will grow alongside a wall or fence line to provide shade and privacy in the summer months.
Its pollinator attracting blossom makes it an excellent addition to a wildlife garden, and if you don’t want the fruits, blackbirds and small mammals will eat them when they fall in autumn.
How to Care For Standard Pear Tree Fruiting trees need full sun to partial shade in a sheltered west or south facing aspect to protect blossom from harsh winds and ripen the fruit before winter arrives. Water well until established because newly planted trees need water to settle their roots. A standard tree may grow to eight metres so give it plenty of room to grow as they don’t like transplantation.
This cultivar is in pollination group 3 and needs a nearby pollinating partner. Good pollinating varieties for Standard Williams Pear Tree are Conference Pear and Doyenne du Comice – both excellent pear trees in their own right.
Mulch young trees well in early spring but do not put mulch against the trunk as this can cause rot.