Flowering Pear-Chanticleer

Flowering Pear-Chanticleer

Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’

A dense, narrow tree perfect for street plantings or small spaces. Abundant white flowers in spring, complimented by shiny dark green leaves that turn reddish-purple in fall. Pyramidal to columnar tree with dark green leaves that turn orange to reddish-purple in fall. Tolerant of heavy clay. Requires moderate watering once established.

A note from Lynn Payne: All flowering pears share several desirable common characteristics. They all tolerate clay soils. They differ in overall size and shape, from broadly pyramidal to small columnar. Shiny green leaves turn burgundy-red in fall. Spring brings a beautiful display of new-white flowers. The larger-growing varieties include Bradford, Autumn Blaze and Aristocrat. Columnar varieties include Chanticleer and Capital.

Type of Plant: Ornamental Deciduous Shade Tree

Distinguishing Characteristics: Perfect for street plantings or small spaces

Water Use: Moderate

Flower Color: White

Sun/Location: Full Sun

Approximate Height at Maturity*: 30'

Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 12'

*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico