Pyrus communis - Wild Pear
Pyrus communis (Wild Pear) is a long lived small to medium sized tree with a columnar habit. It has been cultivated in the UK since 995AD.
This species offers so much; not only from a visual perspective but it is also an important food source for birds and insects.
Deciduous, glossy green leaves which put on a colour spectacle in the Autumn turning orange and red. Mildly thorny stems and it is covered in white blossom in early Spring followed by small pears in Autumn.
A useful addition to a woodland or for inclusion as part of a hedging mixture.