Pyrus, or Pear, belongs to the Rosaceae family. Calleryana ‘Chanticleer’ or Flowering Pear is very popular in the U.S. Its numerous simple white flowers appear March-April. Its autumn colours are often stunning. It is suited to all types of soil and can be grown as a specimen or in rows. Salicifolia ‘Pendula’ or Weeping Ornamental Pear produces small straight silver leaves. Suited to all types of soil, it grows very well in coastal areas.