|Prentiss county, Mississippi, USA, March 6, 2015|
A native of China and Viet Nam, the Ornamental Pear was introduced into the United States to beautify city streets and parks with Spring blooms and Autumn leaf color. Although they are resistant to disease, there is a problem - the branches are prone to break during storms. Last year this one lost a section on the right side that left a large scar. I am anxious to see how it survives this year.
|Ornamental Pear fruit, January 2, 2015|
The fruits are very small and hard. However, after they are softened by frost, the birds feast on them.
|Buds, March 6, 2015|
February was very cold with snow and ice, but the buds seem to be okay. I am hoping it will be in bloom for the April Tree Following post.
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