Thursday, November 18, 2010

Glorious Fall Foliage

CHANTICLEER FLOWERING PEAR TREE

Plant Facts:
Mature Height
40 - 60 feet
Mature Spread
15 - 20 feet
Soil Type
Widely Adaptable
Moisture
Drought, Heat Tolerant
Mature Form
Upright, Conical
Growth Rate
Rapid
Sun Exposure
Full Sun
Flower Color
White
Fall Color
Red
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Zones
5-8


The Callery Pear tree, Pyrus calleryana, 'callery X Aristocrat cultivar', is a tight, narrow, pyramidal, thornless, ornamental pear tree. Some specimens appear almost columnar in habit. Oval, glossy green leaves turn an attractive reddish purple in autumn. The growth habit is dense, narrowly pyramidal, and evenly branched with crisp glossy green foliage. New growth shows a reddish tint. It has a heavy abundance of single white flowers in the spring and outstanding reddish-orange to purple fall color.
This deciduous tree is a true 4-season tree with white flowers in early spring; shiny, dark green foliage in summer changes to long lasting, dramatic shades of red & purple in mid to late autumn. In winter the tight, narrow form is a refined silhouette in the landscape. Callery Pear trees are very hardy and fast growing. They are an excellent choice for a trouble-free, beautiful addition in any landscape situation.


A few years ago we planted these flowering pear trees along the street so we could have a bit of privacy when we were sitting on our front porch. They have not disappointed us! They provide year-round color. They've also provided homes for the Robins that nest in the spring. These trees truly morph from green to deep reddish purple to gold, orange, and red and not at the same time. Aren't they gorgeous?

OCTOBER GLORY RED MAPLE

The October Glory Red Maple tree, Acer rubrum 'October Glory', is one of the best and most popular of the Red Maple cultivars. October Glory Red Maple trees are excellent for intense fall color and have a medium to fast growth rate. In the spring, red flowers in dense clusters form before the leaves. This Red Maple is an excellent tree for lawn or street planting.
The 'October Glory' Red Maple has a good oval-rounded form. It tends to hold its lustrous dark green leaves late into fall. The intensity of the brilliant orange to red fall color is worth the wait. October Glory Red Maple trees have a dense oblong head with dark green foliage. Excellent color for many regions.


Plant Facts:
Mature Height
25 - 50 feet
Mature Spread
25 - 35 feet
Soil Type
Widely Adaptable
Moisture
Drought Tolerant
Mature Form
Broad, Round
Growth Rate
Rapid
Sun Exposure
Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color
Small Red
Fall Color
Red, Orange, Yellow
Foliage Color
Green
Zones
5-8

7 comments:

  1. Nice photographs--you are great at getting the whole tree and doing it well. Carolyn

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  2. Amazing colors! is like the low part of the rainbow, very beautiful

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  3. Your Pear trees are a wonderful living screen and offer much joy for all of your neighbors too. Lovely! This is a very helpful post, as well, with all the info on growing the trees. Your beautiful photos certainly inspire one to want to follow your lead in planting the trees. Thanks!

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  4. Red maples grow wild where I live so I didn't know there were any named varieties. That one does have particularly excellent foliage! Good to know.

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  5. What a gorgeous bunch of trees. I'm a big fan of four-season beauty in the garden, especially in cold climates. Thanks for sharing this information. Teresa

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  6. Thanks Teresa. We really do have four beautiful distinct seasons here in my area of Utah. I'm not a big fan of the long winter season here, but it helps me appreciate spring when it comes. Happy Gardening!

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