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Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Tree

Habit

Pendulous/Weeping

Fragrance

Flower

Resilience

Hardiness

H6 (hardy - very cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green and Grey/Silver in Summer
Grey/Silver in Spring

Fruit

Brown and Green in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

8-12 metres

Ultimate spread

wider than 8 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

pendulous willow-leaved pear

Family

Rosaceae


Pyrus are deciduous trees or shrubs with oval leaves and scented white flowers in spring, followed by green or brown fruits, edible in some species

'Pendula' is an elegant small deciduous tree with slender weeping branches, narrow greyish leaves and creamy-white flowers followed by small, brownish fruits

Other common names

  • weeping silver pear

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Easy to grow in any fertile soil in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Neutral or Alkaline
  • Loam, Sand, Clay or Chalk

Propagation

Propagate by seed sown in a frame in winter or by grafting in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be affected by fireblight, honey fungus, powdery mildews, a canker and pear scab