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Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'

Weeping Willow-Leafed Pear
Rosaceae
Deciduous, Trees

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Grown for their profuse late-winter or early-spring show of white flowers and their glossy, attractive leaves. Not at their best in shallow soils but otherwise unfussy about soil, even growing well in heavy clay. Most are subject to fireblight.

Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'

Elegant specimen plant to 12–15 ft. tall, 10–12 ft. wide. Grown for silvery, willow-like foliage and beautiful weeping habit; form is showcased in winter, when branches are bare. Flowers appear as leaves emerge in early spring. Leaves to 3 1/2 in. long; silvery white when new, slowly turning silvery green in summer. Fruit is insignificant. Very susceptible to fireblight. Sometimes sold as –Silver Frost–.

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