Callery Pear trees are shallow-rooted and will tolerate most soil types including alkaline and clay, are pollution-resistant, and tolerate drought and wet soil well. It is a very adaptable tree. It has a fruit set which could create a nuisance for some. Pruning the trees early in their life to space lateral branches along a central trunk should help in developing a strong, well-structured tree. Only buy trees with well-spaced branches. Plants in containers tolerate moderate soil salt solutions up to about 4 mmhos/cm according to the saturated media extract method. This plant is considered mostly allergy free and causes little or no allergy problems in most people.
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