All over the neighborhood, the “Pyrus kawakamii” commonly known as the Evergreen pear, is blooming making a stunning spectacle of delicate flowers. Lately, we’ve mourned the loss of several stately street trees but thankfully, we can celebrate our early spring with a profusion of white flowers on these lovely flowering trees that dot our neighborhood streets and front yards.
Not every horticulturalist is a fan of the Evergreen Pear because it’s prone to fire blight disease and can be considered invasive in some growing zones. However, when it’s blooming you can see why the Evergreen Pear is so popular in Southern California. We couldn’t resist taking some photos of some our favorites. Enjoy the flowers while they last! But be careful, bees really like the flowers too!
This article was updated to correct the species name of the pear tree. Thanks to Judy Horton, of JM Horton Garden Design for the correction.