Pyrus calleryana chanticleer
Does anyone in the North East with years of experience growing Pyrus calleryana chanticleer? Mine is in its third year in my garden, the first year it did what it should but the next two years its flowered in winter. So far this year it's been okay, that is the flowers look nice, but last year all the flowers were burnt to black stubs. Have I just been unlucky? I've even grown some P. calleryana from seed for pollination so I could get fruit for the birds. Not much chance of that if they get burnt by frost in mid winter.
Oh, and what's this about it having autumn colour? Mine seems to think autumn is the time to think about putting on new growth. It couldn't be greener at the moment. Anyone got any experience with this tree at all?