Chanticleer callery pear is 1) an upright pyramidal shaped tree with low to medium water needs and a moderate growth rate, 2) has branch structure that is able to withstand ice and wind damage better than the Bradford pear and 3) can be snow-load damaged due to holding its leaves so late (into November). In spring, the tree is covered with 1″ white blossoms followed by olive colored pea-sized inedible fruits. The leaves turn a dark red-purple for beautiful fall color. This tree is recommended for planting along the Front Range area by a coalition of Colorado tree experts.
Shade tree, Specimen
Plant in full sun, prune in winter or early spring. Chanticleer is fire-blight resistant and tolerates clay soils.