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Pyrus salicifolia Pendula

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Willow-leaved Pear

Easy to grow unusual tree

An ornamental pear with a delicate weeping shape covered in narrow silvery-grey leaves in spring and summer. Attractive small, creamy-white flowers are followed in autumn by small green-brown fruits that are inedible.

Where?

An undemanding tree that is at its best in a larger garden, planted in full sun. It is loved by wildlife.

How?

Plant in any moist well-drained soil.

Pyrus Pendula is native of the Middle East.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 800 cm - 1200 cm
Plant width 655 cm - 800 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 140 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Wildlife garden, Cottage garden, Informal garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting September - November

Typically available

From February to September