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Chanticleer Pear

Tree Spotlight: Pyrus Calleryana ’Chanticleer’

Called the Improved Bradford Pear and selected “Urban Tree of the Year” by City Tree Magazine, the ‘Chanticleer’ Pear is less prone to the problems associated with the Bradford such as branch breakage with heavy winter snow and fireblight.

The Chanticleer has year-round appeal. In the spring, the Pear displays clusters of 1-inch, white flowers. followed by pea-sized, inedible fruits. By fall, the leaves turn shiny dark red to scarlet.

With an upright-pyramidal tree that is much narrower than other ornamental pears, the Chanticleer is an especially good choice for sunny locations where lateral space to spread out is limited. At maturity, this Pear reaches heights ranging from 30 to 50 feet. Very adaptable to many different soils, it tolerates drought, heat, cold, and pollution.

Author: Cindy Giroud

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