I just bought a house, in Ohio. One of the trees in the backyard has many white flowers, which smell of...prosciutto?!? Haha. It's kinda cool, actually - but I think it might be a Callery Pear, and I'm not too keen on harboring an invasive species. Is there anything else it could be? If so, how would I distinguish them? Pictures:


Full tree

  • Does it have thorny protrusions on the branches? Apr 16 '21 at 15:15
  • @user1469762 Like, sharp? Not as far as I've been able to find. Closest I see is stubby branch nubs.
    – Erhannis
    Apr 20 '21 at 15:13
  • yes, very sharp. Sharp enough to pierce your skin. invasive.org/browse/detail.cfm?imgnum=5369496 Apr 21 '21 at 17:15
  • @user1469762 Hmm. Upon further research, I probably have a Bradford Pear, then - a particular cultivar of Callery Pear, lacking thorns. It still cross-pollinates with other callery pears, though, and is still considered invasive. Thanks
    – Erhannis
    Apr 21 '21 at 18:58

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