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Catalia pear

Pyrus nivalis
A compact form of ornamental pear with silky grey leaves and showy white flowers.

USDA identification images for Catalia

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    • Species: Pyrus species - Pear


    • Annual cycle: Deciduous


    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Growth rate: Slow
    • Soil type: Clay
    • Site conditions: Occasional drought
    • Site conditions: Windy site
    • Pruning: Do not prune
    • Site conditions: Free-draining site
    • Useful for: Open spaces


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

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