Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’

Capital Flowering Pear
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

35-45′ x 10-15′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Fall Color

Container Sizes

#15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Columnar

Sunset Garden Zones

2B-9, 14-21

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

5A-9B

Moderate-growing deciduous tree to 35-45′ tall x 10-15′ wide. This narrow-growing variety features glossy, slightly wavy-edged, dark-green foliage that turns an attractive coppery-reddish-purple in the cool of fall. Prized for its abundant display of showy, clustered white flowers that appear in early-spring, prior to the emergence of its attractive deep-colored foliage. Flowers are followed by small clusters of brownish-colored ornamental fruit that persist through summer and into fall. Tolerates urban conditions and a variety of soil types, and is well-suited as a lawn, parkway, street or shade tree. This columnar-growing variety is particularly useful for narrow spaces. Though able to survive dry periods, this variety performs best with regular watering in a well-drained soil, and prefers a full sun exposure.

USDA Zone: 5A-9B
Sunset Zone: 2B-9, 14-21

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