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Pendula ornamental pears

Pyrus salcifolia
Pendula has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
A very attractive flowering pear tree, notable for its distinctive weeping branches, and silver-green leaves.

Pendula ornamental pears for sale

Pot-grown

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)

Bare-root

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

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.

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.

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, but does best in a sunny spot.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

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

Pendula characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood

Identification

  • Flowering monthApril
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)