Beautiful, reliable, and adaptable to many environments, it's no wonder the Capital Flowering Pear Tree (Pyrus calleryana 'Capital') has been a favorite of landscapers for years! In fact, they are so popular that you're likely to see a couple on a walk around the block. The attractive features of this tree are evident and make it the perfect urban and suburban tree!
Native to China and Taiwan, this upright-branched deciduous tree grows in a pyramidal shape and sprouts luscious green leaves each spring. The foliage creates a beautiful underlay for the magnificent white-petaled blossoms that grow outwards from a buttery yellow center!
As an upright-branched ornamental tree, Capital tends to grow in a fairly columnar fashion with branches reaching more upwards than straight out. While it does grow small greenish-yellow fruits, they are not optimal for us to eat, making the tree more ornamental than anything. However, birds love the fruit and will visit often for a tasty snack.
Birds aren't the only visitors you'll see. Aside from awe-struck neighbors walking by, pollinators, butterflies, and hummingbirds will also frequent during the bloom season for a chance at the nectar of those cream and white blossoms! Capital isn't done showing off once spring and summer are finished. Once fall arrives in full force this beauty's leaves turn a stunning bronze-red for a third season of interest!
Capital Flowering Pear can be used in a number of ways in a landscape! They make excellent street-side trees or in line for a privacy screen. Its narrow shape allows it to be planted in areas that may not have the width for an outward-branching tree.
Plant a single specimen by itself for an asymmetrical elegance, or as a pair on either side of a driveway to greet arriving guests! Anchor your foundation planting or highlight a front garden berm with these sky-reaching blooming trees!
Create an allée around your seating areas or around the porch or patio for pinpoint shade and spring blooms! March a row of Capital Pears, spaced with military precision along a path! Or to define your landscape's borders or as a backdrop to garden beds in the sun!
This specimen appreciated being planted somewhere it can bask in the sun all day long. It also does best in well-drained soils and tolerates some drought once it's established. Provide new trees with regular watering and a 3-4 inch thick layer of mulch to hold moisture and insulate the root system from heat and cold throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9. The Capital Pear Tree is generally an easy tree to take care of as long as it is pruned a bit each winter or very early spring.
This tree is not available in all areas. Simply enter your zip code in our Growing Zone Finder on the page to see if you can purchase this gorgeous, desirable tree! In some locations, birds help spread the seeds and these seedlings do a little too well where they fall. Nature Hills guarantees your environment's safety by using Plant Sentry™ to ensure we are adhering to all State and Federal Agricultural laws and regulations.
Perfect for urban areas, the Capital Flowering Pear Tree is aptly named! With a menagerie of colors throughout the year starting with creamy yellow and white and ending with a fiery display of red and purple, you'll be constantly charmed with this addition to the garden. Order one today at Nature Hills!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.
Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.
At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Pyrus calleryana 'Capital'|
|Mature Height||25 - 35 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 12 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Flower Color||Creamy White|
|Fall Color||Burgundy / Purple|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|