It grows pyramidal to columnar in youth, but tends to become oval to spreading with age. In fall, it turns gorgeous shades of fiery orange, red, and purple. Pyrus calleryana NC State University and N.C. A&T State University work in tandem, along with federal, state and local governments, to form a strategic partnership called N.C. Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. It's a 13.5-acre former farm field along I-75 just north of the exit for SR 129. A: Your nose is correct - blossoms borne on hybrids of Pyrus calleryana stink. If you lived just about anywhere other than Oregon....or actually anywhere west of the Rockies, I'd suggest NOT planting Cleveland Select or any other cultivar of Pyrus calleryana. It has a lovely shape and is a visually interesting plant year round. In addition, the flowers smell strongly of dead fish. It is an upright-branched ornamental tree. Last year, I vowed not to take any more pictures of blooming Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana). Pyrus calleryana, commonly called Callery pear, is native to China and Taiwan. Chanticleer (Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’) is a cultivar of the Callery ornamental pear, and it’s a beauty. The field is covered with escaped pears; no trees had ever been planted there. It blossoms in early spring and produces beautiful, five-petaled white flowers — that smell like semen. In summer, it is covered in lacy green leaves, and in winter its … It is noted for its early profuse spring bloom, quality glossy green foliage and often excellent fall color. But when the trees flower, they are dramatic and stunning. The most common flowering pears on campus are called Pyrus calleryana — Redspire. You can tell, because the air stinks. Those who … Callery Chanticleer pears have a growth habit that is neat and tailored with a slender pyramid shape. More precisely, a Callery Pear, or Pyrus calleryana, a deciduous tree that’s common throughout North America. “But they really don’t smell that well.” I've been taking shots of the field since 2010. Students often run into these white blossoms outside of the Atrium, he said. “They have great spring flowers and excellent reddish fall color, ” Planton said. I have hundreds of pictures including some that I've labeled "Field of Pears." There are better choices. ... Pyrus kawakamii: 2 members have or want this plant for trade. The Callery pear, or Pyrus calleryana, is native to the Far East. is a question that aptly sums up the life of this ornamental pear in the South. How can something start off so good and end up so bad? That foul fragrance is the contribution of the Callery pear tree to Colorado. Spring is in the air. Not because of the aroma (which many do find somewhat manky) and not because they are brittle wooded, short lived trees that tend to fall apart in a good windstorm. 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