**This species is not recommended for planting in Macomb County**
Flowering Pear is a widely used ornamental tree that grows quickly to 30-40 feet in a narrow, teardrop shape. It belongs to USDA plant hardiness zones 5-9 and tolerates many soil types. It’s full of fragrant, white flowers in spring, produces small non-edible fruit in summer, and has a range of yellow, orange and red colors in fall. It’s adapted to hot and dry conditions, withstands air pollution, and is disease resistant. It’s used in lawns, small yards, or along streets. For growing, keep young trees well-watered. Create a mulch ring for trees grown in lawn to keep soil evenly moist, prevent weed growth and protect trunks from lawn mower damage.