Pyrus salicifolia ‘Pendula’
Weeping Willow-Leafed Pear
Ornamental pears are grown for their profuse late-winter or early-spring show of white flowers and their lustrous leaves. Not at their best in shallow soils, they’re otherwise unfussy, even growing well in heavy clay. Most are subject to fireblight. Fruiting pears are described under Pear, Asian and Pear, European.Pyrus salicifolia ‘Pendula’
Elegant specimen plant to 12–15 ft. tall and 10–12 ft. wide. Grown for its silvery, willow-like foliage and beautiful weeping habit; the form is showcased in winter, when branches are bare. Flowers appear as the leaves emerge in early spring. Leaves are 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’.
Native to China. Grows to 40 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide. Like European fruiting pear in appearance, but ...
Elegant specimen plant to 12–15 ft. tall and 10–12 ft. wide. Grown for its silvery, willow...
Grows to 10–15 ft. high and wide. This is one of the species grown commercially for nuts (for th...