We have a Bradford pear tree on our property. It’s very pretty. And an early bloomer.
The blossoms are quite lovely…to look upon.
One tiny problem. The blossoms, though lovely to see, have a rather unpleasant aroma.
In fact, they smell like rotting meat…or dead fish.
Ours is not the only Bradford pear in the neighborhood. There are quite a few. One property has at least a half dozen.
Yes, 12 or 15 or more trees all filling the air with the stench of road kill.
This plant is not native to North America. Do not plant it.
This is the crab apple tree near our home in Kansas (2008). Gorgeous blossoms.
Pretty. Not as shapely as the Bradford pear, I’ll admit.
But it doesn’t make you want to vomit.