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.