Pyrus calleryana. CALLERY PEAR. Korea, China
ROSACEAE (Rose family)

A spectacular formal planting of 60 of the deciduous P. calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ is in the circular walled garden behind Schwab Residential Center adjacent to Vidalakis Hall. At Rains Houses, sheltered walkways leading from Bowdoin Street at both ends of Hilgard Court are lined with groups of 16 P. calleryana that retain colored leaves to the end of the year, with no thought of flowering. At the north front of Braun Music Center are several deciduous P. calleryana ‘Bradford’. All have orbicular leaves and begin flowering in early February.

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Name derivation, genus | species The Latin name | after J. Callery, a French missionary who collected the type specimen

Related material: Canopy Trees for Palo Alto Tree Library

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