Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'

weeping pear

10 lt pot (1.5-1.8m)
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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Flower colour: pure white
  • Other features: inedible green fruit
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    This small, spreading weeping pear has delicate, weeping branches and silver grey, willow like foliage. In April and May it's covered in creamy white flowers, followed by inedible, green fruit. An ideal specimen tree for small urban gardens, particularly those based on a white or grey colour scheme, it copes well with pollution and alkaline soils.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring remove misplaced or crossing branches to build up a healthy, permanent framework.

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  • Q:

    Hi, I love the weeping pear tree and wondered if it is possible to plant them in very large raised beds to act as screening? also how hardy are they and what happens to the foliage during the winter months? Your advise would be much appreciated

    Many Thanks
    Asked on 24/5/2015 by Wolfie from Cheltenham

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      A:

      Hello,

      provided the raised beds are large enough, there is no reason why you couldn't plant them up with these beautiful trees. They are fully hardy, so can cope with the worst of the British weather, and they are deciduous, so will lose all their leaves in winter.

      Answered on 27/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    Hi,

    I'd like to grow one "mushroom shaped". If I cut out the leading trunk at about 8 - 10 ft, would it then stop growing up and allow me to prune to that shape or would new shoots appear that then go upwards (meaning I have to regularly take out the top new shoots)?
    Asked on 29/4/2015 by waveydavey from York

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello,

      The ones we sell are all top grafted at around 5' in height, so they could easily be grown as an 8 - 10' mushroom shape.

      Answered on 21/5/2015 by Helen from crocus
  • Q:

    Hi there,

    Do you know whether this weeping pear tree would be suitable for planting in a large container ?
    Asked on 3/5/2014 by Robert

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there
      This lovely tree can grow to 5m x 4m eventually so really it would be better grown in the ground. There are trees that can be grown successfully in containers, as long as the container is large and the tree is kept watered and fed through the growing season.
      I have attached a link below to the these trees.
      http://www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/trees/plcid.7/vid.274/
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 6/5/2014 by Anonymous from crocus
  • Q:

    I just need to check whether the fruit of the weeping silver pear Pyrus salicifolia pendula, although described as 'inedible', will not harm or poison children ? (I am planning to plant in the garden of a cottage rented out in the summer).
    Asked on 23/2/2014 by Hotwater Bottle from Dorset

    1 answer

    • Plant Doctor

      A:

      Hello there
      We go by the RHS guidelines, who do not specify that the fruits of this tree as being poisonous, only inedible. Many garden plants can cause an allergic reaction if eaten so I wouldn't recommend trying them. If you are worried maybe it would be better to choose another tree.

      Answered on 25/2/2014 by Anonymous from Crocus
  • Q:

    Tree for screening, and a white rose.....

    Dear Crocus, Please could you advise me? I would like to plant a tree (or other) to screen out the neighbours house. My concern is to find a tree which can be planted near to our house without causing any problems to the building or the patio area. To the side of our house we have a paved path, about 0.5m wide and about 1m of lawn up to the fence. There is sun in the morning and again after about 2pm. I am also looking to find a white rose, long flowering and easy to maintain to reach about 1m high. Sunny position. Our soil is a bit chalky. Hope you can make some suggestions so that I can put my order in online. With thanks, Maria
    Asked on 22/2/2010 by M Dixon

    1 answer

  • Q:

    Please can you help with our choice of trees?

    Dear Plant Doctor We would really like to get a few blossoming trees in pots on our patio. Ideally these trees would be around 6ft high and non-toxic to our cat.. Their position on the patio would be quite sheltered but they would get some sun throughout the course of the day. We were advised a dwarf apple tree would be suitable but hoped you would have some more ideas. Thanks in advance for your help P.s. We were told about your website from a local gardener who recommended it highly.
    Asked on 23/7/2009 by matthew sissons

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