Growing A Dwarf Pear Tree



The pear tree is scientifically known as Pyrus and it grows best with full sun exposure, in sandy or loamy soils.

It falls under USDA zones 3 to 10. It usually blooms in autumn and in summer.

Gardeners should consider the maximum possible size of a plant, especially a tree, whenever they decide to plant one in their yard.

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The pear tree can actually grow up to 40 ft. tall when choosing a full size one.

To some, this may pose a problem in space that is why some people go for the dwarf pear tree instead.

Although gardeners can choose growing their dwarf pear tree from seeds, it is more practical to buy a young tree instead. It can really save us time and we know it will have a better chance of surviving.

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When we are choosing to buy our tree, it’s best to go for well-formed little young trees instead of taller ones.


Here are some tips on growing a dwarf pear tree.

  • Let the sunshine in. Pears love the sun. Therefore, gardeners should make sure that the dwarf pear tree is planted somewhere under sun exposure. The tree needs at least six hours of sun every day. Both saplings and matured dwarf pear tree need as much sunlight.

  • Digging it. Dig a wide and deep hole for the dwarf pear tree. It loves compost so incorporating some into the soil will help ensure best results. Take note of how deep the tree was planted in the container. Then, remove the tree and plant it in approximately the same depth. Water the newly-planted tree twice a week.

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  • Prune and pamper. After planting, an important dwarf pear tree care is pruning. Right after planting, gardeners should prune and leave a central leader and about five branches. It is best to choose branches that grow outwards. Just remove crossed branches and upward growths.



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