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Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'

Pyrus calleryana 'Capital' Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'

Photo Locations: Private Residence - Bakersfield, CA

General Notes

Fairly resistant to fireblight. Columnar form to 35 feet. Reddish-purple fall color. Reaches an approximate height of 35 feet.

Family: Rosaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Erect with a Low Canopy.

Columnar Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 40 feet.

Width: 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Ovate, Green, Red or Purple or Bronze, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Prolific, Brown Pome, Small (0.25 - 0.50 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Blocky or Furrowed.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 8.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Fair Resistance to Fire Blight, Armillaria and Verticillium. Susceptible to Thrip and White Flyr, Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pyrus calleryana 'Capital' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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