Flowering Pear

Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’/ ‘New Bradford’/ ‘Aristocrat’

Pyrus calleryana (Flowering Pear) - full view

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Pyrus calleryana (Flowering Pear) - leaves

Foliage detail

  • Size: Height: 25-30'; Spread: 15-20'
  • Growth: Moderate to fast
  • Character: Deciduous; oval form; moderate canopy.
  • Foliage: Green, glossy leaves, 1-3" long. Fall color ranges from yellow to purplish-red, depending on cultivar and temperatures. Tree is bare November-February.
  • Flower: White flowers in clusters, 1" across, bloom February to March.
  • Fruit: Hard, buff-colored fruit, 1/4" across occasionally forms in summer and drops.
  • Bark: Smooth, light gray bark.
  • Watering: 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.
  • Tolerance: 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.