Pyrus communis is a tree to 15 m tall, habit usually narrow, upright, young bark dark, shiny, older bark with small rather regular and square, shallow fissures, branches often curve downward, sometimes spiny.
Leaves alternate, broadly elliptic, shiny, dark green, coarsely toothed to 8 cm long.
Flowers dull white, about 3 cm wide, regular.
Fruit fleshy pear-shaped to almost round, dull green-brown.
Wetland status: NL.
Frequency in NYC: Infrequent.
Habitat: Escaped from cultivation or on old overgrown house or garden sites. Soil pH 5.2-6.7 (USDA, NRCS 2010).