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Silver Sail pear

Pyrus elaeagnifolia
Silver Sail
An attractive upright flowering pear tree with silvery green foliage, and small ornamental fruits.

Silver Sail pear identification images

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USDA identification images for Silver Sail

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

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    • Species: Pyrus species - Pear


    • Flower colour: White
    • Flowering month: March
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flower size: Large
    • Fruit size: Small
    • Leaf colour: Grey-green
    • Country of origin: Turkey


    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Wildlife: Attractive to birds
    • Food uses: Edible fruits


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Growth habit: Upright
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Growth rate: Average
    • Attractive features: Attractive foliage
    • Site conditions: Occasional drought
    • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
    • Pruning: Light prune
    • Flowering season: Mid-season
    • Sunlight: Some shade
    • Height at maturity: Medium - small (3m - 5m / 10ft - 16ft)
    • Spread after 10 years: 2m-3m / 7ft-10ft


    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy

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