Chanticleer pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’)  


Chanticleer pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’)  (119960 bytes)     

Chanticleer pear (Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’) The 'Chanticleer' Pear is a upright-pyramidal tree that is much narrower than other ornamental pears.  This tree makes a valuable addition to the landscape and is a good choice where lateral space to spread is limited. It has attractive flowers, foliage and fall color. 'Chanticleer' is less susceptible to early freezes than other Pears. It will grow up to 40 feet high and 15 feet wide. The 'Chanticleer' Pear is very adaptable to many different soils and it tolerates drought, heat and pollution. Plant in full sun. Prune in winter or early spring. Hardy to zone 4. Because of its shape, the crown is less prone to branch breakage with heavy winter snow.  This variety of callery pear is resistant to fireblight

chanticleer pear foliage (3640 bytes) chanticleer pear in fall (142972 bytes) Foliage is dark, glossy green that turns purplish red in the fall..
chanticleer pear blooms (52812 bytes)

chanticleer pear bloom (16872 bytes)

Flowers are white, one inch across, and form in abundant clusters in March.
chanticleer pear fruit (6673 bytes) Fruit is small and insignificant, but edible.
pear,flowering,chantecleer bark on young tree (37569 bytes) Bark is at first smooth with numerous lenticels, light brown to reddish-brown. Later turning grayish brown with shallow furrows.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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