How much is a Bradford pear tree?

Bradford pear trees became popular because of their affordability. The trees cost about $5 to $150, depending on the size during purchase. Comparatively, planting other types of trees costs can range from $100 to nearly $2,500.

What is the lifespan of a Bradford pear?

15 to 25 years

Growth Rate. A rapid grower (12 to 15 feet increase in height over an 8- to 10-year period), it has a short to moderate life span (15 to 25 years).

Are Bradford pears good for anything?

A Bradford’s Botany

This variety of pear tree, Pyrus (Latin for pear) calleryana, is originally from China. The Callery (Bradford) Pear is similar to the more common European Pear, Pyrus communis, but doesn’t produce a fruit edible for humans, although birds do eat them.

Why did Ohio ban Bradford pear trees?

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources has added it to its list of invasive plant species, meaning it will be illegal to plant or sell them. The ornamental tree was brought over from Asia by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in the 1960’s. It was valued for its beauty and size compared to native species.

Why are Bradford pears hated?

You can’t grow grass under a Bradford pear.

The dense branching produces dense shade, which lawn grass hates. The worst place to plant a Bradford pear in your yard is on a slope, because after the grass dies, the soil washes away, and you’re left with ugly gullies that seem to collect all of your empties.

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What is a good replacement for Bradford pear tree?

For alternatives to these invasive flowering trees: Bradford and callery pears (Pyrus calleryana), as well as empress tree (Paulownia tomentosa), mimosa (Albizia julibrissin), and golden rain tree (Koelreuteria paniculata).