Pyrus calleryana - Wholesale Nurseries
Low care and fast growing Pyrus calleryana varieties have been popular landscaping trees in the UK for many years.
Used as screening trees, specimens in parks and larger gardens as well as for avenue plantings Pyrus calleryana are now being used for pleaching. The flowers are attractive to bees and all varieties grow well in full sun to a few hours shade a day.
A number of upright varieties are available as are Pyrus calleryana with broader spreading crowns. All are amongst the first trees to flower in spring and first into leaf. They also hold foliage well into late autumn. So although they are deciduous, they are without foliage for a shorter period than most landscaping trees.
Pyrus calleryana varieties
Popular Pyrus calleryana varieties available from wholesale growers include.
- Pyrus calleryana 'Redspire' - Upright form that will reach 12m plus with a fast growth rate. Tight branching allows it cope well in windy situations. Will grow well near the coast however not as a first line tree except in sheltered areas. Hold it foiliage late into autumn and is though to have superior autumn tones to 'Chanticleer'
- Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' - Proven in the climate over many years Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' has glossy green foliage and a good upright habit. Reaching around 12m in height with a good growth rate. Flowering in early spring with masses of creamy white flowers it has been grown in thr UK for over 100 years with very few problems.
- Pyrus calleryana 'Aristocrat' - With a broader spreading crown to 10m and reaching 12m plus in height this is a tree more suited to open parks and gardens. Useful as a shade tree. Good red foliage in autumn.
A different however very useful Pyrus species is Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' - This is the 'Weeping Silver Pear', attractive pendulous foliage and a nice rounded habit. The foliage has a silvery underside and a softer green grey look. Reaching only 4m in height with a similar spread this is an excellent feature tree for smaller gardens. Attractive creamy white flowers followed by small inedible fruits.
Pyrus calleryana varieties are available for sale from the following Wholesale Growers
Deep Pool Lane, Station Road, Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8AS
phone: 01276 857448
P DAVIS NURSERIES
Moor Lane Westfield Woking Surrey GU22 9RB UK
phone: 01483 722521 fax: 01483 756915