|Grid reference||ST 18569 78944|
|Common name||Callery pear|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Tree trail||Post 12|
|Height||15M February 2015|
|Girth||142cm in February 2015|
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.