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Callery Pear ‘Chanticleer’ | Plant Profile

Callery Pear ‘Chanticleer’ (Pyrus calleryana) are narrow, upright growing ornamental trees with spectacular white flowers. In spring, bright white flowers envelope the branches. The narrow foliage is dark green in summer, but become red, purple or bronze in the fall.

‘Chanticleer’ prefers a wide range of soils as long as they are well drained. Full sun is best. They are able to tolerate drought, urban pollution and clay soils.

‘Chanticleer’ are popular ornamental choices for small spaces. The symmetrical, columnar shape is perfect for front yards and entrances. Their tolerance of urban pollution makes them popular street trees.


Callery Pear 'Chanticleer' Characteristics

Callery Pear 'Chanticleer' are popular ornamental pieces for small spaces. The highly ornamental white flowers give way to small green fruits. While inedible to humans, the fruits attract birds and other wildlife. Pruning can be done as needed in winter. Callery Pear can become invasive if cross-pollinated and left to spread.

'Chanticleer' are one of the most hardy varieties of Callery Pear. However, they can suffer from limb breakage due to strong winds or heavy snow and ice.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 5 - 9
25.00 - 35.00
13.00 - 16.00'
Bloom Time
Dry - Medium
Full Sun
Deer Resistant?