The flowering pear has many attributes and once established is heat and drought tolerant. It is a valuable landscape tree, does well in urban environments and is available in varieties including 'Aristocrat', 'Chanticleer', 'Cleveland Select', and 'Redspire'. The white flowers in the spring have a pungent aroma. Small fruit follows that may be taken by birds but has the potential to fall as well creating a litter problem. The Flowering Pear can grow up to 40 feet tall with brilliant fall color.