Pyrus elaeagnifolia Silver Sail

  • Flowering month: March
  • Flower colour: White
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft

Silver Sail is a small ornamental pear tree. The main attraction is the silvery-green foliage, which emerges in early spring and continues until late autumn. The individual leaves have some resemblance to yacht sails.

Silver Sail features large single white flowers in spring, with crimson centres.

Small (approx. 2cm) ornamental fruitlets appear in the autumn. These can be cooked.

The tree grows with a compact upright habit.

Silver Sail is a thornless form of Pyrus elaeagnifolia kotschyana.

Silver Sail trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
2-year Silver Sail tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Pyrus Silver Sail pear tree

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

How to grow

Like most ornamental pear trees Silver Sail is relatively undemanding to grow, and will tolerate occasional drought and atmospheric pollution. It does best in full sun but will tolerate some shade.

Silver Sail characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive fruit Attractive foliage
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Site conditions: Occasional drought
  • Sunlight: Prefers full sun Some shade
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Country of origin: Turkey
  • Flowering month: March
  • Flowering season: Mid-season
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower size: Large
  • Leaf colour: Grey-green
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous


  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds
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