Memorial Union Trail

Capital Pear – Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’

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This selection produces white flowers in spring, but unlike the Bradford Pear, its growth is columnar

and it lacks the spectacular reddish-purple fall color. It is recommended that we plant no more 

Callery pear tree cultivars because they are hybridizing with each other and producing a wild

population of hybrid pear trees that are invading our woodlands.

Adopted in Honor of John H. Clay, B.S. '73

Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’ Pyrus calleryana ‘Capital’