Chanticleer Ornamental Pear Tree Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer Options Explained
150-200 cm : Usually delivered in a 5-12 litre container and 2-3 years old.
180-240 cm : Usually delivered in a 7-15 litre container, 2-3 years old and pruned to be a Half Standard shape (looks like a lollipop e.g. round bushy head and clear stem)
Girth 10-12cm: Usually delivered in a 35 L pot and will be standard form. Around 300-360cm tall.
Girth 12-14cm: Usually delivered in a 35-50 L pot and will be standard form. Around 360-420cm tall.
Girth 14-16cm: Usually delivered in a 50-70 L pot and will be standard form. Around 420-480cm tall.
Girth 16-18cm: Usually delivered in a 110-130 L pot and will be standard form. Around 480-500cm tall.
Girth 18-20cm: Usually delivered in a 130-150 L pot and will be standard form. Around 500-520cm tall.
(RB)Multi-stem 250-300cm: Available Nov to Mar Only, rootball only.
(RB)Multi-stem 300-350cm: Available Nov to Mar Only, rootball only.
(RB)Girth 8-10cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 240-300cm tall.
(RB)Girth 10-12cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 300-360cm tall.
(RB)Girth 12-14cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 360-420cm tall.
(RB)Girth 14-16cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 420-480cm tall.
(RB)Girth 16-18cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 480-500cm tall.
(RB)Girth 18-20cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 500-520cm tall.
(RB)Girth 20-25cm: Standard, rootball, buy Nov to Mar only. *Roughly 520-540cm tall.
*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species.
Once a mature ornamental pear tree is over around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm (roughly 12-18months growth), the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March. If listed in a pot, they are available to purchase and plant all year round.
Multistem means several stems starting very low to the ground. Comparing these with the same age Standard and Half Standard, these are typically shorter as growing several stems takes more effort than one stem and the girth measuring system does not apply.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. There is a more clear stem with a Standard.
Chanticleer Ornamental Pear Tree
Chanticleer (Pyrus Calleryana 'Chanticleer') is a slender ornamental pear that is covered in masses of pearly white flowers during springtime. These are followed by round brown coloured pears, but do please note not edible pears. Please see our pear fruit tree range for edible pears. Its glossy, dark-green coloured leaves change to delightful hues of magenta and crimson during autumn and commonly remain on the tree into winter. When we use the word delightful, that is on the assumption that you like magenta and crimson!
As this tree reaches a height of 6m at around the 10 year point, it is a good choice for a small urban garden. Under ideal conditions, it could go on to grow more than that, sometimes as high as 12m with a 8m width.
The RHS decided to give it their Award Of Garden Merit so it must be good if a shed full of gardeners wearing posh wellies gave it the thumbs up.
Planting Chanticleer Ornamental Pear Pyrus Calleryana Chanticleer
Tolerant of pollution and most soils to include sand, loam, clay and chalk. Will withstand temperatures as low as minus 20 degrees centigrade.
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Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.