Native to: Asia Crown: Upright pyramidal form, dense Height: 30 feet Width: 16 feet Growth Rate: Moderate to fast
Characteristics: Foliage is orange to plum-red in fall, and spring flowers are white. This tree has more resistance to fireblight than other Pears. It is reportedly one of the highest rated Calleryana Pears available. Moderate drought tolerance. Pea-sized fall fruit is attractive to birds.
Negative Features: This is a short-lived tree with an expected urban life span of 20 years. May need regular pruning.
Uses: Good for narrow setbacks and tight situations where there is little room. Good for highlights and entry features, and all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector, and residential streets. This is a good choice when a shorter or narrow tree is necessary in order not to obscure a view.
Comments: Cleveland Select's dense branching can require additional pruning to develop a more open canopy. Fruit on Calleryana Pears is small, Persistent, and does not drop, therefore ti is not considered a messy tree. aka Chanticleer Pear.