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Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'

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Characteristics

Plant type

Tree

Habit

Columnar/Upright

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer
Red in Autumn

Fruit

Brown in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

Higher than 12 metres

Ultimate spread

4-8 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

Callery pear 'Chanticleer'

Family

Rosaceae


Pyrus are deciduous trees or shrubs with oval leaves and scented white flowers in spring, followed by green or brown fruits, edible in some species

'Chanticleer' is a narrowly conical medium-sized deciduous tree with glossy dark green ovate leaves, usually colouring well in autumn. Abundant clusters of white flowers followed by small brown fruits

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Easy to grow in any fertile soil in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Neutral or Alkaline
  • Loam, Sand, Clay or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in a frame in winter or by grafting in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by fireblight