Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' at Roath Park Botanic Garden

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Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
January 2015

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Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'
mid May 2015

Grid reference ST 18569 78944
Common name Callery pear
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2013
Tree trail Post 12
Height 15M February 2015
Girth 142cm in February 2015
Reference 79
Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' bark

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' bark
July 2015

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' foliage

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' foliage
early July 2015

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Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' flowers
mid April 2016

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' fruit

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' fruit
mid April 2016

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.