Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’/ ‘New Bradford’/ ‘Aristocrat’
Height: 25-30'; Spread: 15-20'
- Growth: Moderate to fast
Deciduous; oval form; moderate canopy.
Green, glossy leaves, 1-3" long. Fall color ranges from yellow to purplish-red, depending on cultivar and temperatures. Tree is bare November-February.
White flowers in clusters, 1" across, bloom February to March.
Hard, buff-colored fruit, 1/4" across occasionally forms in summer and drops.
Smooth, light gray bark.
In general, 15-20 gallons per week for the first 2 years; 15-20 gallons twice a month for the 3rd year; as needed after 3 years (varies by soil, sun, and wind conditions).
- Tree Care:
Moderate. Early pruning needed to train a good shape; pruning needed less frequently with age. Occasional removal of suckers.
Poor drainage, smog.
- Special Considerations:
Prefers sun. Does not tolerate strong winds. Usually resistant to fireblight.
- Notable Traits:
Cultivar of Chinese natives. Attractive fall foliage and spring flowers.