• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigourous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer'

Callery pear 'Chanticleer'

Callery pear 'Chanticleer'

© � RHS 2002

  • Other common names Callery pear 'Chanticleer'

  • Genus Pyrus are deciduous trees or shrubs with oval leaves and scented white flowers in spring, followed by green or brown fruits, edible in some species

  • Family Rosaceae / Rosaceae

  • Species 'Chanticleer' is a narrowly conical medium-sized deciduous tree with glossy dark green ovate leaves, usually colouring well in autumn. Abundant clusters of white flowers followed by small brown fruits

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Columnar_Upright#Columnar/Upright

  • Fragrance Flower

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered or Exposed

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • Chalk

    Clay

  • Chalk

    Chalk

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand, Clay, Chalk

  • pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline

Size

  • Ultimate height

    Higher than 12 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    4-8 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    20-50 years

How to grow

Cultivation Easy to grow in any fertile soil in full sun

Propagation Propagate by seed sown in a frame in winter or by grafting in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Low Maintenance

How to care

Pruning Pruning group 1

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases May be affected by fireblight

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