Asian pears fruit tree leaves
Each spring, Asian pear trees Pyrus pyrifolia burst to life with an explosion of branch-smothering white blooms. Suitable for U. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8 or 9, depending on variety, they also bear rough-skinned, greenish-gold, deer-enticing fruit. Asian pears are highly susceptible to a bacterial infection that blackens them from their leaves to roots.