The Callery Pear is a medium height tree, with side branches stretching upwards creating a narrow, conical shape. It has ovoid leaves, which grow to between 9-12 cm. These leaves emerge as early as March and are a glossy, lush green which last through to November, when they change to a reddish-purple before falling. It produces a small, pear-shaped fruit around 1 cm thick.
Pyrus calleryana Chanticleer is a very hardy tree and is resistant to frost, heat, wind and pollution.
Ideal Conditions: Prefers to be in full sun, adapts well to most soils
Maximum Height: 15 metres