Flowering Pear Tree
As a popular fruit tree, pear trees are chosen by many gardeners as a flowering landscaping tree in their gardens. It can produce attractive delicate white flowers in spring and its dense green foliage adds extra beauty for your summer garden. The foliage will turn to red in autumn, making it a great view for your backyard. There are two types of pear trees in the world, namely, the flowering one and the fruiting one. The fruiting one is usually planted for its delicious pears and the flowering one is generally planted for landscaping purposes.
Before planting a flowering pear tree in your garden, you should do a thorough research on the site to determine if the soil types and sunlight is suitable for growing a pear tree. This tree species prefer full sunlight and well-drained soil conditions although they can grow in partial shade areas. If the soil can be a slightly acidic with a PH value lower than 6, that would be good. You can choose to grow your trees from seeds or cuttings. Just ensure that the seeds or cuttings are high quality ones. After planting the seeds or cutting into the soil, you can apply some mulch on the soil to preserve moisture and keep it warm.
In the first couple of weeks, you should apply adequate water to your new plant to help them establish their root system. To prevent their root from rot, over-watering should be strictly avoided. Once the new seedlings sprout from the soil, you can decrease the watering times back into normal. During the growth of the trees, you should do some pruning work from time to time to keep it tidy and healthy. The best time for trimming is in autumn when it starts to enter its dormancy period. You can use a shear to remove those old and dead branches to preserve resources for young ones. Removal of excessive branches can improve the air circulation and make them less infected by fungus and other diseases.
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