Standard Ornamental Pear Tree 'Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' 25l Pot 8/10 Girth
This narrowly conical ornamental pear is smothered in sprays of pure white flowers popular with bees in April and May. Later in the year, small ornamental pears develop to add to the year long interest. The glossy, dark green foliage turn marvellous shades of purple and crimson in autumn and are retained right up to the edge of winter. An excellent specimen tree for small urban gardens, it tolerates pollution and alkaline soils.
The pear takes its name from French/ Italian missionary Joseph Callery who, in the 1830s, made his way to China where he developed his interest in botanical collection discovering many species.
As a five year old tree, this pear already has a good root base established. However, the tree will require some attention for the first year as it recovers from the transplant shock, so regular watering is advised. Strong growth will resume after this period, and you should see your tree edging towards full maturity over the next 3-5 years.
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- Arrives as: 30l Pot
- Approx. Height on Arrival: 250-300cm
- Girth Of Main Stem: 8-10cm
- Tree is approx 5 years old
- Flower Colour: White
- Foliage Colour: Dark Green
- Approx. Growth Height: 5-6m
- Flowering Period: Spring
- Tolerance: Frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
- Growing Habit: Columnar
- Hardiness: Fully hardy
- Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
- Rate of Growth: Fast
- Scented: Barely
- Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects
- Light Requirements: Full sun/ partial shade
- Soil Requirements: Neutral, clay, loam, sand
- Moisture: Moist, well-drained, moderately fertile
Caring and Maintenance
Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.
Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.
Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.