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CAPITAL CALLERY PEAR
Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'
Photo Locations: Private Residence - Bakersfield, CA
Fairly resistant to fireblight. Columnar form to 35 feet. Reddish-purple fall color. Reaches an approximate height of 35 feet.
Additional Common Names
CAPITAL ORNAMENTAL PEAR, CAPITAL CALLERY PEAR
Erect with a Low Canopy.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 40 feet.
Width: 15 feet.
Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 50 to 150 years.
Leaves Ovate, Glossy Medium Green, Bronze, Red or Purple, 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.
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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pyrus calleryana 'Capital' Tree Record." 1995-2019. Jan 22, 2019.
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