Weeping pear

Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'

Weeping pear - Pyrus salicifolia  'Pendula'

Common Name: Weeping pear
Genus: Pyrus
Species: salicifolia
Cultivar: 'Pendula'

Category: Trees
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Has interesting foliage

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 5.00 m (500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 4.00 m (400 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Cream, White
Foliage Colour: Grey/SilverFlowering Period: April & May

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

  • Other features: inedible green fruit

This small spreading weeping pear has delicate weeping branches and silver grey willow like foliage. In April and May it's covered in creamy white flowers followed by inedible green fruit. An ideal specimen tree for small urban gardens, particularly those based on a white or grey colour scheme. It copes well with pollution and alkaline soils.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring remove misplaced or crossing branches to build up a healthy permanent framework.


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