Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
- available to order from autumn
- 10 lt pot (1.5-1.8m)
This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: April to May
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This narrowly conical ornamental pear is smothered in sprays of pure white flowers in April and May, followed by spherical brown fruit. The glossy, dark green leaves turn marvellous shades of purple and scarlet in autumn and are retained until winter. An excellent specimen tree for small urban gardens, it tolerates pollution and alkaline soils.
- Garden care: In late winter or early spring remove misplaced or crossing branches to build up a healthy, permanent framework.