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Shipova inter-specific trees

Pyrus communis x Sorbus aria
Shipova is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
Shipova is a rare pear / whitebeam hybrid, producing small pear-like edible fruits.

Shipova inter-specific trees for sale


  • BR11-year bare-root tree Pyrus c. Kirchensaller rootstock £37.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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This variety is also available for delivery to Europe. Contact us for details.

Shipova is a very unusual hybrid pear / whitebeam, also known as the Bollwyller Pear.

The flowers are large by Sorbus standards but look more like Sorbus flowers than pear blossom. They appear in May - much later than pear blossom.

The fruits are borne in clusters, quite reminscent of whitebeam berries, but they are pear-like and have a pleasant flavour. 

The leaves also show characteristics of both species, their size and the leaf undersides being similar to those of whitebeams - and from a distance the tree looks much more like a whitebeam than a pear tree.

Shipova characteristics


  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Pollinating othersPoor
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates


  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • Food usesEating fresh


  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1600 - 1649
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGoldOrangeYellow / Orange