Chanticleer Pear Tree
As a beautiful landscaping tree in spring, the chanticleer pear tree is known for its attractive white blossoms. Originated from China, it is originally grown for its pear fruits, and gradually more varieties of this family are cultivated for landscaping purposes. If you need some landscaping trees providing white color tones for matching your garden and produce some extra delicious fruits for your family, you can think about this tree species.
The chanticleer pear tree is a deciduous tree which can grow up to 40 feet in height. It can spread about 15 feet and can fit some small spaces if you garden is not a big one. It is a popular tree planted on the roadside due to its upright appearance and tidy look. Its white flowers can also provide great view for the street. This tree is not famous for its fruits although they are totally edible. Its slim leaves will turn to red in autumn.
This tree can tolerate most soil types including some coarse types. They need very little maintenance during the growth which can save you a bunch of time. For better flowering, they prefer to live in a slightly acidic soil with a PH value of 6. During the growing period, adequate water should be provided to help them establish their root system. Occasional fertilizing is necessary for better blooming.
As a popular landscaping tree for thousands of gardens, the chanticleer pear tree can resist a lot of diseases. However, they can also be infected by some notorious fungi and bacteria like black rot and blue mold rot. The leaves are easy to be infected and the infected area will be expanded into the whole tree. Some fungicide and pesticide can be used to control the spread of these diseases.
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