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.
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.