Weeping Silver Pear Trees

Pyrus salicifolia pendula

£65.00

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

1.2 – 1.5 metres 10l pot

Ultimate height and spread

6 metres x 4 metres

When to plant

Anytime

Position

Full Sun, Semi-shade

Description

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.