||Cleveland Pear, Cleveland Callery Pear, Cleveland Select, Stone Hill, Select, Chanticleer|
||Deciduous Ornamental Tree|
||Alternate, simple, broad-ovate to ovate, 1 to 3 inches in length and about 3 inches wide, rarely elliptic-ovate, short acuminate, rounded, broad-cuneate, and leathery. Leaves are lustrous dark green in summer and shades of yello, red and purple during fall.|
||30 to 50 feet in height with a 10 to 20 foot spread.|
||Zone 5 to 8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
||A fine upright- pyramidal form that is much narrower than 'Bradford'.|
||White, 3/8 to 3/4 inches across, borne in 3 inch diameter corymbs before or with the early leaves. Usually in full flower in early to mid March.|
|Diseases & Insects:
||Resistant to fireblight which is so troublesome to the Common Pear, Pyrus communis; basically free of pests.|
||Cleveland Pear is beautiful and a solid choice for urban planting. It is tolerant of dryness and pollution and can tolerate almost any soil. While its fruit can cause a moderate mess, its spring flowering and fall color is reason enough to include it in landscape designs.|
||Very adaptable to many different soils.|
||Water regularly after initial planting and prune in winter or early spring as necessary to maintain form and desired shape.|
||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the tree 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established tree.
||Dig a hole three times the diameter of the root system, with a depth no deeper than the original soil line on trunk. Break up the soil to the finest consistency possible. Place plant in hole and fill, compacting the fill dirt. Water the plant heavily to seal soil around the roots and remove air pockets. Water well, and remember to water regularly until they have started to grow.