Ashridge Nurseries is working as normal and the despatching of bareroot plants is underway.

You can see Current Delivery Information Here. We are now taking orders for delivery in March 2021.

Bulbs in the Green are available to order today.

Order now for delivery in March.

Common Wild Pear Tree Saplings

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Misc Edible Fruit / Nuts
Colour White/Cream
Type Hedging
Also Good Autumn Colour
  Buy 11 or more bareroot plants and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
60/80 cm Bareroot Plenty of Stock£3.12Plenty of Stock£2.50Plenty of Stock£2.18Plenty of Stock£2.03Plenty of Stock£1.87
  Prices include VAT

Please select the quantity of Bareroot plants you would like

£2.83
£3.12
 

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Pyrus Communis Hedge Pear Plants

Pyrus communis is the native, Wild Pear tree. It is a great hedge plant and produces small, edible fruit that are good for wildlife. It will reach 15 metres if it grows freely as a tree.

It flowers heavily in April when the leaves are still small and pale green, which all looks great together. The mature leaves are glossy, rich green. The small, edible fruit are popular with birds and squirrels, but if you can get your hands on them they are usually sweet and quite delicious - this is a wild tree, so the fruit will vary. If the pears aren't sweet when fresh, use them for jam. The autumn foliage is orange & gold and if you are clipping these plants as a hedge, the leaves will stay on the branches for some time. Although it isn't thorny, its short twigs have pointed ends.

You can buy eating pear trees here, as well as ornamental Chanticleer pears and weeping pears.

Bareroot hedge plants are only delivered during winter (Nov-March).
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Spacing a Pear hedge:

Plant at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
It is typically used in a mixed native hedge.

Did You Know?

Uncultivated pears are also called Pyrus pyraster. The history of the common pear is hard to trace. There are records of a cultivated pear growing in the palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh, Iraq, in 700 BC (note, that is over 2000 years before Europeans started breeding modern pears). The common pear we have today is believed to be hybrid of more ancient European and Asian trees, but with all the cultivated pear seeds that have escaped from orchards over the centuries, it is impossible to tell apart the really wild pear trees and the rogue pears that have bred with their wild cousins. Pear breeding in Europe probably began in the 1500's, but the first proper records are from about 1610, written by Jean Robin, King Henri III's fruit tree gardener.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroot plants and trees
    over 1.2 metres in height)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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