Pyrus calleryana

‘Glen’s Form’ Chanticleer®

Family:Rosaceae.

Landscape value: A superb, upright ornamental pear introduction with a dense habit and attractive foliage. Excellent for sites where lateral space is restricted, its tough disposition and aesthetic attributes combine to make for a wonderfully versatile tree be it for home gardens or streets and public areas.
Height:11 metres.
Width:6 metres.
Growth rate:Moderate.
Habit:Narrowly conical. Dense.
Foliage:Lustrous dark green leaves that turn gold, plum and burgundy in autumn.
Flowers:Masses of white flowers produced in large corymbs in spring.
Fruit:Small, dull gold to russet coloured fruit. Inedible.
Bark:Greyish-brown and lightly furrowed.
Tolerances:Adaptable to a wide range of site conditions including quite dry conditions, slightly alkaline soils and air pollution. Able to handle intermittently wet, heavy soils.
Comments:Best in full sun. Less susceptible to wind damage than many other Pyrus cultivars. Currently one of the most widely planted ornamental pears in the USA and becoming increasingly popular in Australia.

 

 


 

Pyrus calleryana

‘Fronzam’ Frontier™

Family:Rosaceae.
Landscape value: A narrow, upright growing ornamental pear with attractive dark green foliage and a good spring floral display. A good choice for narrow areas where space is limited.
Height:10 metres.
Width:4 metres.
Growth rate:Moderate.
Habit:Narrow, upright branching.
Foliage:Very dark glossy green leaves, to seven cm long, turning reddish-purple in autumn.
Flowers:White flowers to 20 mm in diameter, produced in corymbs up to 8 cm wide in early to mid-spring.
Fruit:Tan coloured fruit, to 20 mm wide.
Bark:Greyish-brown and lightly furrowed. The young branches are lustrous brown.
Tolerances:Adaptable to a wide range of site conditions including quite dry conditions, slightly alkaline soils and air pollution. Able to handle intermittently wet, heavy soils. Best in full sun. Easily transplanted.