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Silver Sails ornamental pears

Pyrus elaeagnifolia
  • Flowering month: March
  • Blossom colour: White
An attractive upright flowering pear tree with silvery green foliage, and small ornamental fruits.

Silver Sails ornamental pears for sale


All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year 12L pot-grown tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £71.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)


  • BR11-year bare-root tree Semi-vigorous rootstock £46.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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.

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.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Silver Sails is a thornless form of Pyrus elaeagnifolia kotschyana.

Silver Sails characteristics


  • Gardening skillBeginner


  • Food usesCulinaryEdible fruits


  • Country of originTurkey
  • Flowering monthMarch
  • Blossom colourWhite