Pear Tree - Tree
For in the garden or in a planter on the patio!
Pear (Pyrus communis)is a space-saving columnar tree suitable for patio and decking planters. As no side branches develop they require little space. The fruits are the same size as those from a normal fruit tree. Delicious sweet flesh. The stem is approximately 60 cm in height.
Plant Pyrus communis in a large hole in good, loose, nutritious soil. Plant the root ball at the appropriate depth in the hole. The top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. This column pear grows best in a sunny area.Columnar Pear Tree in a pot
The columnar pear grows well in a large flower pot or planter. The tree itself takes up little space but provides great benefits. Place the pear tree in a sheltered, sunny area. You can create a 'mini-orchard' by planting the Pear Tree, Dwarf Cherry, Peach, Cherry, Apple and Apricot in pots and placing them together on your patio or decking.
The columnar pear grows quite slowly taking up little space. Plant it next to another pear tree to allow for pollination and ensure fruit production. You can pick the pears in August and September, depending on the weather. You can eat the pears immediately or store them for some time in a cool place.
Pyrus communis is easy to grow and takes up little space. Plant close to another pear variety for pollination. You will then be assured of fruit. Weather permitting you should be able to harvest fruit from August to September. They can be eaten immediately or stored for a while in a cool place. Water regularly and don't let the root ball dry out, especially when planted in a pot. It is recommended to give it some mixed organic fertilizer in early spring. Put a layer of compost around the base of the tree.Columnnar Pear pruning
This pear tree rarely forms side branches, therefore, pruning isn't necessary. Is the column pear growing too high? If so, you can trim the top of it. Completely remove dead branches. Do not prune when there are signs of frosts. Is there still fruit formation after the flowering period? If so remove them and keep only two pears per bunch, removing any excess pears.