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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.
Multi-stem 250-300cm: Available Nov to Mar Only, rootball only.
Multi-stem 300-350cm: Available Nov to Mar Only, rootball only.
Multi-stem 350-400cm: Available Nov to Mar Only, rootball only.
A standard form means lollipop shape with clear stem.
Chanticleer Ornamental Pear Tree Height v Girth.
Once an ornamental pear tree gets older than around 3 years, girth is the much better method of determining maturity. It is very easy to get long leggy growth in a green house making the tree look better value but then have to prune off to prevent wind and snow loading damage. For each girth increment up, you get around 12-18 months growth and a noticeable difference in canopy size and root structure as indicated by increasing pot size. Delivered heights with girth measurements are very approximate as even trees in the same batch can vary wildly. As a very rough guide 1cm girth is around 30cm growth but this is extremely variable.
Chanticleer (Pyrus Calleryana 'Chanticleer') is a slender ornamental pear which 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.
Message card included at no additional cost if required. Just add the information required on the card at checkout.
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.
UK Grown Ornamental Trees
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy.
Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Mature Tree Warranty
Once a tree is over 3 years old, the failure rate is considerably less and our Tree Warranty does not cover it at 100%. Please check details.