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Pyrus calleryana 'Bradford'
Bradford Callery Pear

This silhouettte of Bradford Pear in Winter demonstrates why it is more storm-prone as compared to other cultivars of Callery Pear. Almost all of the ascending, co-dominate branches occur between four and six feet off of the ground, creating a whorled branching effect that is inherently weak, due to the narrow crotch angles and subsequent lack of structural supportive wood under periods of wind or ice load stress.



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