Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'

Plant Group: Deciduous Tree
Genus: Pyrus
Species 'Var': calleryana
Common Name: 'Capital'

Quick Facts:

A slender and columnar tree.  Dense growth habit with glossy leaves that turn reddish-orange and purple in Autumn. Single white flowers smother the tree in Spring.  A hardy and disease resistant tree. Prefers full sun. Adaptable to most soils including dry and intermittently wet soils, Tolerates air pollution.

All pears cope in full sun and moist conditions. Can cope with wind but will need extra water to counteract dehydration. Copes with slight coastal areas but not full salt winds.


Height: 9m
Width: 3m
Rate of growth: Moderate


Deep green foliage, red/orange in Autumn.


Single white flowers in Spring and sometimes in Autumn