Chanticleer Pear

The chanticleer pear (ornamental) tree is smaller and narrower than its ornamental pear relatives. It is oval in shape and widest where the branches begin with branches tapering into a point near the top of the tree. The chanticleer pear stands between 25 and 35 feet, but some grow as tall as 40 feet with a spread of 16 to 25 feet at maturity. This tree grows at a medium to fast rate, with height increases of anywhere from 13 inches to more than 24 inches per year.

This tree:
  • Blooms in April and May, producing 1 inch white flowers in clusters.
  • Produces virtually no litter, making it a good street tree.
  • Features simple, ovate leaves that are lustrous dark green in the summer, turning orange or gold-red to red-purple in the fall.
  • Yields hard, pea-sized to ½-inch fruit that is brownish or russet-colored and persists into the winter.
  • It is a deciduous tree that maintains its attractiveness throughout the year, shedding its leaves during the winter.

Chanticleer Pear