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Scottville, MI

September 19, 2011
2:06 PM

Post #8815199

One of my garden books reports that the Bradford Pear will hybridize with another tree commonly recommended for city sites, producing a Frankenstein's monster with aggressive roots, suckers, huge thorns, rapid growth, etc. The Bradford Pear is no longer recommended by responsible garden centers and landscapers.
My apologies for not being able to cite my source.
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2011
5:28 AM

Post #8815923

Thanks for the info VeraLenors! I will keep lookout for the Frankenstein BPs. If you get any more details, please post here, I'm listenng.

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