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Silver Sail

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 flowering pear trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £34.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


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.

History

Silver Sail is a thornless form of Pyrus elaeagnifolia kotschyana.

Silver Sail characteristics

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

What will it look like?

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

Pyrus Silver Sail pear tree