About Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer ®’
You may recognize the Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer ®’ by its interesting appearance throughout the year. In early spring clusters of white 1″ crepe-like flowers emerge followed by glossy green leaves that remain throughout the warmer months. As fall approaches, the green foliage transforms into an array of vibrant reds and dark purples lasting until the winter freeze arrives. As a moderate grower its average landscape size can reach 30-35′ by 15′ and grows in a pyramidal form. This tree is known by many names but the correct cultivar name is ‘Glen’s Form’ and the full botanical name is Pyrus calleryana ‘Glen’s Form’. It is regularly known throughout the industry as Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer ®’.
The Glen’s Form is a thornless species and due to its ornamental nature, does not bear any fruit.
Chanticleer ® Flowering Pear should be planted in full sun with at least six hours of direct sun per day. This hardy tree is known to tolerate a large range of soil types including acidic, well-draining, sandy and many more. Water regularly to establish an extensive root system then continue with regular watering especially in extreme heat. Although this plant variety is considered easy-care, during the winter prune as desired and before new growth in the spring you can use a general fertilizer.
Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer ®’ is an upright, shallow rooting tree making it an excellent option for small spaces. Its easy-care and interesting look throughout the year makes it an ideal option for streetscapes and medians.
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