A Pyrus calleryana flanks the entrance to the Wallace Library. In the spring these trees are covered with a stunning display of small white flowers. As the flowers senesce the petals rain down like giant snowflakes.

  • COMMON NAME: Bradford Callery Pear
  • LATIN NAME: Pyrus calleryana Bradford
  • FAMILY: Rosaceae
  • LOCATION: Beside the Wallace Library steps.
This Pyrus calleryana was badly damaged in an ice storm several years ago, but is now well on its way to recovery.
The small fruit of Pyrus calleryana hides among the leaves.The dark green leaves Pyrus calleryana have a leathery quality to them.
The grayish brown bark of a mature Pyrus calleryana.

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