Weeping Silver Pear Trees

Pyrus salicifolia pendula

(2 customer reviews)


The Weeping Silver Pear Tree is a small graceful specimen tree grown for its habit, foliage and edible fruit

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Botanical name

Pyrus salicifolia pendula

Approx height when sent

1.5 – 1.75 metres 10L pot

Ultimate height and spread

6 metres x 4 metres

When to plant



Full Sun, Semi-shade


A small graceful specimen tree grown for its habit, foliage and edible fruit. Elegantly weeping branches with small 5 petalled creamy-white flowers opening as lance shaped silvery grey leaves emerge in mid-spring. Fruit is small and brown and preferred more by birds and wildlife than humans. Weed, mulch and compost in spring while young.
Fully hardy and likes sun and a well-drained soil. Pears are quite tolerant of both drought and moisture and can also be planted in cold areas. They are also tolerant of smoke pollution so are suitable for urban areas. Height in Maturity approx 6m x 4m / 20ft x 14ft.

Common Name: Weeping Silver Pear
Latin Name: Pyrus salicifolia pendula
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Habit: Weeping
Position: Sunny or partial shade
Flowering period: Spring
Colour: Creamy-white
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height/Spread: 6m x 4m / 20ft x 14ft
Special features: Silvery leaves and weeping branches

Symbolism, Folklore & Old Wives Tales Health & Hope. A good luck gift on the birth of a baby girl.
The Pear’s gender is feminine and its planet is Venus. The fruit is often used in love spells. Pear wood was said to make fine magical wands and witches once danced beneath Pear trees.

2 reviews for Weeping Silver Pear Trees

  1. Cathy

    A beautiful tree which is now mature. My gardener has recently retired so I’m curious how best to prune & when?

    • pete

      You could trim back the branches now by about 6-9 inches.
      Normally the best time to prune is November, when you can see the shape you would like it to be

      Hope this helps and do call us on 01584 878878 if you need to discuss further.

  2. Kate Learmonth

    Please can you tell me if these are delivered as a standard/half standard and what the clearance is of the stem? Also, approximate trunk girth please? I’m looking to buy two, the more mature the better, within reason of course 🙂

    • Richard Beamish

      The clear stem is about 1.20 metres, they are still young trees with a girth of about 6-8cm max.

      Hope this helps


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