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Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

Photo Courtesy of Fernridge Landscaping

More About Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'

  • Upright, narrow, columnar crown with ascending branches
  • A profusion of single, white flowers
  • Oval, glossy, dark green leaves in the summer
  • Foliage slowly turns reddish-purple to bronze-red in late fall
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Zone:

5

Height:

10-11 m

Spread:

3-4 m

Colour:

White
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Capital Ornamental Pear Growing and Maintenance Tips

'Capital' is a narrower cultivar, useful when vertical space is a concern. Pyrus is a great specimen, known for its blanket of flowers in early spring and its slow, long-lasting, showy, fall colour. It makes an ideal, shade tree that will highlight any lawn, park or streetscape. 


Pyrus calleryana 'Capital' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Fruit

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Columnar
Pyramidal
Upright

Foliage Color

Red
Green
Bronze
Purple

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'

Prunus sargentii 'Rancho'

Prunus sargentii 'Rancho'

Rancho Sargent Cherry