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Silver Sails

Pyrus elaeagnifolia

Silver Sails 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 Sails 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 Sails flowering pear trees for sale

  • 11-year bare-root tree £46.50
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 22-year pot-grown tree £72.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.

How to grow

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

History

Silver Sails is a thornless form of Pyrus elaeagnifolia kotschyana.

Silver Sails characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive fruitAttractive foliage
  • Growth habitUpright
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightPrefers full sunSome shade
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsOccasional drought
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Leaf colourGrey-green
  • Fruit sizeSmall
  • Country of originTurkey
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years. We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

Pyrus Silver Sail pear tree