Whitehorse City Council

Pyrus calleryana – Callery Pear

Pyrus in flowerA tall, fast-growing, deciduous, pyramidal-shaped tree with glossy green leaves that become a brilliant red-crimson in autumn and white flowers in spring. Not suitable for use under powerlines, however can be used in narrow nature strips. Numerous cultivars of Pyrus are available to suit a range of conditions including Pyrus ‘Glensform’ Chanticleer and Pyrus ‘Aristocrat'.

Evergreen/deciduous: deciduous
Maintenance: low
Pest and disease: none known
Height: 10m x 5 m
Growth rate: medium to fast
Canopy density: high
Origin: China
Drought tolerance: high
Water-logging tolerance: average/high
Wind tolerance: high
Frost tolerance: high
Pollution tolerance: moderate