Pyrus salicifolia 'PENDULA'

Pyrus salicifolia
Pyrus salicifolia 'PENDULA'
weeping silver pear, willow-leaved pear
SIZE/TYPE small tree
USUAL HEIGHT 3-5m
USUAL WIDTH 2-4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:silvery-blue a blue-green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME April - May
LOCATION full sun
USDA zone (lowest) 4   (down to -34°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Among quite a few English names of this species I think that silver pear is best. This deciduous tree really belongs to a pear family and has silvery blue-green, willow-like, narrow leaves. They emerge much greener in mid spring, along with the white, scented, 5-petalled flowers that are followed by small, rounded, non-edible fruit.

Pendula is a variety with quite disorganized mop-like canopy with somewhat weeping branches. They grow to all sides and eventually bend down but never expect a strict willow-like weeping form. It is so popular for a specific reason – its silver foliage and quite wild habit makes an excellent image of an olive tree. Apart from the trunk and fruit, obviously. So if you live in a climate colder that what olives can take use this weeping silver pear as a fantastic and hardy olive substitute when you are making a Mediterranean-style landscape.

Silver pear is very easy to grow. It loves full sun and warm locations. It can take some drought when established. The soil should be fertile, reasonably drained, no specific pH demands. For best result prune it hard every spring after flowering when the tree is young. Leave only 10-20% of previous year’s wood so that all new shoots are fresh and full of foliage. Hardy to about -34°C (USDA zone 4) and can be grown in a large outdoor container where it will need regular fertilizing after a few years.

Last update 17-12-2012
SIZES and PRICES
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Pyrus salicifolia 'PENDULA' height 80-100 cm
HOBBY
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Pyrus salicifolia 'PENDULA' height 80-100 cm
HOBBY
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Pyrus salicifolia height of stem 100 cm
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Pyrus salicifolia height of stem 100 cm
STANDARD
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Pyrus salicifolia 'PENDULA' height of stem 170-180 cm, girth 6-8 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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