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Pyrus betulaefolia - Bunge.
                 
Common Name Birch-Leaved Pear
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Open slopes and plains from sea level to 1800 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - N. China.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Pyrus betulaefolia Birch-Leaved Pear


Pyrus betulaefolia Birch-Leaved Pear
   
Physical Characteristics
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Pyrus betulaefolia is a deciduous Tree growing to 7.5 m (24ft 7in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower in April. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in heavy clay soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil and can tolerate drought. It can tolerate atmospheric pollution.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Secondary; Sunny Edge;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Flowers;  Fruit;  Leaves.
Edible Uses: Tea.

Fruit - raw or cooked[2, 105, 177, 179, 183]. The fruit is quite small, about 15mm in diameter[200]. Leaves - cooked[179, 183]. Flowers[2, 183]. Dried, powdered and made into cakes[179]. The dried leaves are used to make tea[179].
Medicinal Uses


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Miscellany.

The leaves are used in the treatment of cholera, colic and cramps[218]. The cooked fruit is used to treat mucous diarrhoea[218].
Other Uses
Miscellany;  Rootstock.

This species has long been used as a rootstock for the cultivated pears by the Chinese[11], it is recently also being used as a rootstock in N. America and in Europe[183, 200].
Cultivation details
Prefers a good well-drained loam in full sun[200]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Tolerates light shade but does not fruit so well in such a position. Tolerates atmospheric pollution, excessive moisture and a range of soil types if they are moderately fertile[200]. Established plants are drought tolerant[200]. Plants are hardy to at least -15°c[200]. A fast growing tree[11].
Propagation
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the autumn, it will then usually germinate in mid to late winter. Stored seed requires 8 - 10 weeks cold stratification at 1°c and should be sown as early in the year as possible[200]. Temperatures over 15 - 20°c induce a secondary dormancy in the seed[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse for their first year. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Readers comment
 
Sagara S.
Nov 17 2010 12:00AM
This is one of the best Rootstocks for Asian Pear or Nashi
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