Bradford Pears blooming - view from my deck


I love when the Bradford Pears bloom in the Spring and I can see them from my windows and off my deck. They are so pretty! But they sure are stinky! Whew!

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  • Em Hooper
    on May 16, 2016

    Blooming Bradford Pears smell like something dead here in NC. I wonder how people can stand to be outdoors or have a window open near them. Is there a variety that doesn't stink so?

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  • Deborah C
    on Mar 17, 2012

    You are not alone (4S), I will not buy or plant any privet of any kind anywhere. The same for Bradford pears, and Barberries (Berberis thunbergii).

  • Cindy
    on Apr 23, 2015

    I lost both my Bradford Pears last year to fire blight. I am in central Indiana. Fifteen years and they were beautiful. Still standing but very sparse on leaves. Heartbroken!

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