Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' at Cathays Cemetery

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Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
late March 2021

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Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
early April 2021

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' 2

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
late April 2021

Grid reference ST 18039 78309
Common name Callery pear
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Map section S
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 11M March 2021
Girth 100.5cm March 2021
Reference 645

One of a group of three Pear trees at the southern end, near the Cathays Library entrance. This tree is the furthest from the cemetery entrance at 20M.

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Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' bark
mid March 2021

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Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' flowers
early April 2021

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Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' flowers
early April 2021

General tree description

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' is a cultivar of the Callery pear bred in the 1950s from parent plants native to China. It can typically grow to 15 metres or more, with a narrow shape and conical crown. The leaves are oval, 4 to 7cm long and glossy dark green, turning reddish-purple in autumn. It is one of the last trees to lose its leaves in autumn. The flowers are creamy white, five-petaled, about 2 to 3cm in diameter and appear in the early spring. The fruits are small, greenish-yellow, and about 13mm diameter. They are inconspicuous and inedible.