Ornamental Pear - pleachedPyrus callyerana Chanticleer
When it comes to pleached trees, an Ornamental Pear delivers wonderful interest with dark glossy-green leaves. Umbels of white flowers appear in March to early April. With enough direct sunlight, the foliage turns coppery-red in autumn.
Although deciduous, Ornamental Pear leaves can remain on the tree well into winter. This makes it a great tree for screening. Its compact root system makes it ideal for urban planting even when close to buildings. An Ornamental Pear tree is also air pollution-tolerant and fire blight-resistant.
Pleached trees are an excellent way to create privacy above a 180cm wall or fence. To maintain the shape and density, prune and train the tree annually.
Pear trees prefer a well-drained soil, anything from slightly acid to slightly limy, but not too dry. Add plenty of organic material if planting in sandy soils. We recommend a planting distance of 180cm between stems/trunks. Check out Caring for ornamental pear trees for more tips.
Our pleached pear trees have a 180cm stem/trunk, with a pleached head 150cm wide and 120cm high.