Fire blight on ornamental pear trees
Apr 13, 2012 Fire Blight on ornamental pear L ast week I got the first call I have been anticipating for several weeks now. The caller began to describe how the leaves on her ornamental or Bradford pear tree were turning black and the tree looked bad.Fire blight can be a persistent (Pyrus calleryana bradford). This common landscape tree, often referred to as ornamental pear, is a deciduous, conicalshaped tree that can grow to be 50 feet in height and up to 40 feet in width. The tree is a favorite addi tion in residential and fire blight on ornamental pear trees
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Bradford pear trees are fairly resistant to fire blight, but will still contract the disease when conditions are right. The best prevention is to keep the tree healthy and stressfree. Infecting both edible pear trees (Pyrus communis), which are hardy in U. S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 9, and ornamental pears, such as Bradford (Pyrus calleryana Bradford ), which grows in USDA zones 5 through 9, fire blight also causes wet, brown blossoms and hooked branch ends.fire blight on ornamental pear trees Jun 12, 2014 Fire blight is so named because inflicted trees such as this flowering pear appear to be scorched. (Purdue Plant and Pest Diagnostic Lab photo) Download Photo WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Fire blight is infecting flowering pear trees in large numbers in Indiana for the third consecutive year, with aRating: 4.58 / Views: 623