Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana Chanticleer®) in the Pears Database

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Chanticleer®
Cultivar name: 'Glen's Form'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 30 to 40 feet
Plant Spread: 15 to 25 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Other: tiny brown pears
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Winter
Flowers: Showy
Malodorous
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollution
Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Monoecious

Taken this morning before the snows hit.

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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Nov 21, 2019 1:31 PM

This Chanticleer cultivar is the same as the 'Cleveland Select' and 'Stone Hill.' It is just about the most upright, narrow growing form that, therefore, has the least tendency to break in storms from its brittle wood. I still have seen some get broken up in various strong storms. Right now it is the most commonly planted cultivar, and several other cultivars as the oldest one of 'Bradford' were discontinued because of breakage problems. It is a Scanlon introduction, patented in 1965. It makes a good tough tree for parking lots and parkways along streets, but it is not a worthy ornamental tree for a good site in a residential yard. Unfortunately it bears the little brown pears that some birds as Starlings can spread into the countryside to become an invasive plant.

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