In our backyard, we have a Redspire Flowering Pear Tree which is also called an ornamental pear tree that is several years old now. Out of all the trees we have, this one blooms first in the spring and is the last to lose its leaves in the fall. In the spring there are beautiful white blossoms. . .
In the summer there are glossy green leaves which turn crimson in the fall. It also bears small pea sized looking fruit that the birds love. The ornamental pear is tolerant of the heat and lack of water in the summer. I feed the tree Espoma Organic Plant-Tone in the Spring and Fall. By the time this tree is 10 years old, it can be up to 18′ high and 12′ wide.
This tree is very low maintenance and a show stopper during three seasons! What a great combo!