Pyrus kawakamii      
Evergreen pear    
Rosaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Evergreen pear tree
Pyrus kawakamii in bloom (early spring)
Form: rounded shrub, single or multi-trunked tree
Seasonality: evergreen; partialy deciduous in coldest zone
Size: 15 to 30 feet high with equal spread
Leaves: glossy green, oval, 2-4in long, pointed tips; shimmer attractively in wind
Flowers: white, huge masses in winter or early spring
Fruit: small, inedible, seldom seen
Stems/Trunks: drooping branchletes
Range/Origin: Taiwan



white flowers
bloom cluster on Pyrus kawakamii


Research by Master Gardener Pat Perry


very prone to fireblight
flowers have strong unpleasant odor

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