Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'
weeping silver pear or willow-leafed pear
Graceful small tree with a rounded canopy, silvery grey willow-like foliage and pendulous branches. Creamy white flowers, to 2 cm across, in spring, some of which are followed by small pear-like, inedible fruit in autumn. Brief period of yellow autumn foliage. 'Salix' is the Latin word for 'willow'.
Prefers a position in full sun or partial shade in well-drained soil. Adaptable to a range of soil conditions. Suitable for coastal planting. Prune in late autumn to keep the canopy compact. Remove branches below the canopy to make sure the rootstock is not going to overtake, and to keep a 'clean' stem.
Type of plantTree - Deciduous
Size1-2 m above the graft, to 4m tall
Landscape Usearchitectural 'stand-out' tree with weeping form and silvery foliage, coastal gardens
- Temperature: Hardy
- Light: Medium High
- Moisture: Low Medium
- Soil: Light Medium Heavy
- Wind tolerance: Average High
- Coastal tolerance: Average High