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. “But they really don’t smell that well.” Those who … Last year, I vowed not to take any more pictures of blooming Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana). A: Your nose is correct - blossoms borne on hybrids of Pyrus calleryana stink. In fall, it turns gorgeous shades of fiery orange, red, and purple. It has a lovely shape and is a visually interesting plant year round. 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. 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. Chanticleer (Pyrus calleryana ‘Chanticleer’) is a cultivar of the Callery ornamental pear, and it’s a beauty. “They have great spring flowers and excellent reddish fall color, ” Planton said. ... Pyrus kawakamii: 2 members have or want this plant for trade. Spring is in the air. I've been taking shots of the field since 2010. Callery Chanticleer pears have a growth habit that is neat and tailored with a slender pyramid shape. There are better choices. It is an upright-branched ornamental tree. Native to China, it rocketed to overwhelming popularity after its flagship selection, 'Bradford,' appeared in the 1960s. More precisely, a Callery Pear, or Pyrus calleryana, a deciduous tree that’s common throughout North America. It blossoms in early spring and produces beautiful, five-petaled white flowers — that smell like semen. It grows pyramidal to columnar in youth, but tends to become oval to spreading with age. That foul fragrance is the contribution of the Callery pear tree to Colorado. The most common flowering pears on campus are called Pyrus calleryana — Redspire. Pyrus calleryana, commonly called Callery pear, is native to China and Taiwan. It's a 13.5-acre former farm field along I-75 just north of the exit for SR 129. In addition, the flowers smell strongly of dead fish. is a question that aptly sums up the life of this ornamental pear in the South. Students often run into these white blossoms outside of the Atrium, he said. The Callery pear, or Pyrus calleryana, is native to the Far East. 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. I have hundreds of pictures including some that I've labeled "Field of Pears." Cooperative Extension, which staffs local offices in all 100 counties and with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. 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