This is a deciduous (often referred to as semi-deciduous or even evergreen) medium-growing ornamental pear. It is a popular screening variety as it holds leaves well into late winter, with only a brief period of dormancy. In temperate climates, it can hold its leaves all the way through winter hence its representation in some places as an evergreen pear. Glossy, green foliage turns a beautiful, flame red in autumn and by early spring, pink-eyed, white blossoms appear. This is a hardy variety with great, ornamental features throughout much of the year.