Pyrus salcifolia Pendula is a very attractive ornamental pear tree. It is named for the resemblance of its leaves to those of the weeping willow.
The main attraction is undoutedly the grey-green leaves, which gradually darken as summer progresses - but the white lightly scented spring blossom is also a feature.
The branches also have a somewhat weeping habit, particularly when young, but the mature tree tends to have a spreading rather than weeping form.
The fruits are purely ornamental, and not suitable for human consumption.
As well as the regular form, we sometimes have Pendula available as a "top-worked" tree - grafted on top of a 1.2m clear-stem. This accentuates the weeping habit.
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The branches of Pyrus salcifolia Pendula become quite dense, so it can be used for hedging - and it also responds well to pruning at almost any time of the year.
The tree is relatively slow-growing, and tolerant of most soils and situations, but does best in a sunny spot.
Pyrus salcifolia is a native of central Russia and the near east.
Illustrative examples of 12L pot-grown trees of this variety as supplied.
Approximate girth: 6/8cm.
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.