12 Capital Flowering Pear

Green, late summer canopy of Capital Flowering Pear.Facts About Capital Flowering Pear

Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'

Native to: Asia
Crown: Narrowly columnar
Height: 35 feet
Width: 12 feet
Growth Rate: Moderate

Characteristics: Flowers are white and fall foliage is copper-red to purple. Pea-sized fall fruit is attractive to birds.

Negative Features: Susceptible to fireblight. This is a short-lived tree with an expected urban life span of 20 years.

Uses: Good for narrow setbacks and tight situations where there is little room. Good for highlights and entry features, and all street situations where room allows on arterial, collector, and residential streets.

Comments: Capital is a good substitute for Chanticleer or Cleveland Select. Fruit on Calleryana Pears is small, persistent, and does not drop, therefore it is not considered a messy tree.

Engraved stone sign for Capital Flowering Pear, Pyrus Calleryana 'Capital.'
Cluster of mostly green, with hints of gold, leaves of the Capital Flowering Pear.
Graphic of a golden, frowning sun.
Graphic of planter dimension for 4 ft.