Capital Flowering Pear
Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||PY-rus kal-er-ee-AY-na|
|Lore||As members of the Rose family, flowering pears can be vulnerable to fireblight but newer named cultivars less so.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 35 to 45 ft. tall, 12 to 15 ft. wide.|
|Bloom Time||Early spring|
|Design Ideas||Upright form makes this an exceptional city garden tree. Ideal for front of small townhouse or bungalow. Use to separate buildings and to provide some shade for outdoor living areas. Equally suited as a modest sized urban street tree with grand seasonal changes.|
|Flower Attribute||Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Cottage, Mediterranean|
|Landscape Use||Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Mounding shrubs such as the white-variegated Emerald Gaiety Euonymus (Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'), and Rose Glow Japanese Barberry (Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow') with rose-red foliage mae good companions, because the narrow form of the tree doesn't cast too much shade. Use a tall grass nearby, such as Morning Light Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light') for as a contrast intexture.|
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8