Pyrus salcifolia Pendula

Pyrus salcifolia pendula
  • Flowering month: April
  • Flower colour: White
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft

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.

Whilst the main attraction is undoutedly the grey-green leaves, which gradually darken as summer progresses, the white 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.

Pyrus salcifolia is a native of central Russia and the near east.

Pendula trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
1-year Pendula tree - bare root
3m-5m tall after 10 years
2-year Pendula tree - in a 12L pot
4m-7m tall after 10 years

What will it look like?

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

  • Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula pear treePyrus Salicifolia Pendula pear tree
  • Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula pear tree top worked 120cmPyrus Salicifolia Pendula pear tree top worked 120cm

We may also have 1-year bare-root trees of this variety - they are not shown here.

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

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.

Pendula characteristics


  • Attractive features: Attractive flowers Attractive foliage Scented flowers
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Spreading
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • Vigour: Slightly small
  • Site conditions: Occasional drought
  • Sunlight: Tolerates shade Prefers full sun
  • Useful for: Topiary Hedging Small spaces
  • Blossom duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Prune hard
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Flowering month: April
  • Flowering season: Early
  • Flower colour: White
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Grey-green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
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