Pyrus calleryana
Callery pear

Rosaceae (Rose family)
Korea, China
Pyrus calleryana
Pyrus calleryana walkway at Rains Houses. Sairus Patel, 14 Mar 2017

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.

Name derivation: Pyrus – the Latin name; calleryana – after J. Callery, a French missionary who collected the type specimen

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.