Pyrus Salicifolia 'Pendula' (Willow-leaved Pear)
|Species||:||Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula|
|Common Name(s)||:||Willow-leafed Pear|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest,Winter Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Small Leaves,White Flower|
|Mature Size||:||Small (under 10m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Small Gardens,Garden|
The Willow-leaved Pear is a most elegant and attractive tree.
This very popular garden tree won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
Its dainty foliage can provide lovely contrast and the tree is very adaptable in that I have seen it pruned in a variety of shapes and sizes.
This small, weeping and rather broad tree produces its creamy white flowers and willow-like silvery grey foliage at the same time in spring.
Its weeping branches are silver grey, giving good winter interest.
A very good subject for parks and gardens tolerating urban conditions well.
It reacts well to severe pruning in the early spring, just before the leaves emerge to prevent the crown getting too woody.
Mature height: 5-10m