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Chanticleer pear

Pyrus calleryana
Chanticleer is a form of the Callery Pear, with attractive spring blossom and autumn colours.

USDA identification images for Chanticleer

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Chanticleer tree you can register it here.


    • Species: Pyrus species - Pear


    • Country of origin: China
    • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
    • Flower colour: White
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Flowering month: March
    • Flowering month: April
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Multiple tints
    • Flower size: Medium
    • Fruit size: Small
    • Leaf/Flower sequence: Flowers appear first
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)


    • Food uses: Not suitable for humans
    • Wildlife: Attractive to birds


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Height after 10 years: 3m-5m / 10ft-16ft
    • Growth rate: Slow
    • Attractive features: Autumn foliage colour
    • Soil type: Chalky
    • Soil type: Clay
    • Site conditions: Occasional flooding
    • Site conditions: Occasional drought
    • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
    • Pruning: Light prune
    • Site conditions: Free-draining site
    • Flowering season: Early
    • Useful for: Small gardens
    • Useful for: Street / amenity
    • Height at maturity: Large (over 6m / 20ft)
    • Spread after 10 years: 2m-3m / 7ft-10ft
    • Soil type: Normal
    • Soil type: Acidic
    • Soil type: Light - sandy
    • Site conditions: Air pollution


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Mild damp climates
    • Climate suitability: Warm climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Chanticleer pear trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

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