|Grid reference||ST 18039 78309|
|Common name||Callery pear|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||11M March 2021|
|Girth||100.5cm March 2021|
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.
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.