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Pendula pear

Pyrus salcifolia
A very attractive flowering pear tree, notable for its distinctive weeping branches, and silver-green leaves.

Pendula pear identification images

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  • Pendula

USDA identification images for Pendula

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


    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Flower colour: White
    • Flowering month: April
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Flower size: Medium
    • Fruit size: Small
    • Leaf colour: Grey-green


    • Garden type: Small town garden


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Vigour: Slightly small
    • Growth habit: Spreading / Flat-topped
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Height after 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Growth rate: Slow
    • Attractive features: Attractive foliage
    • Attractive features: Scented flowers
    • Soil type: Chalky
    • Soil type: Clay
    • Site conditions: Occasional drought
    • Sunlight: Tolerates shade
    • Sunlight: Prefers full sun
    • Pruning: Prune hard
    • Useful for: Topiary
    • Useful for: Hedging
    • Flowering season: Early
    • Useful for: Small gardens
    • Height at maturity: Medium - small (3m - 5m / 10ft - 16ft)
    • Spread after 10 years: 3m-4m / 10ft-13ft
    • Soil type: Normal
    • Soil type: Acidic
    • Soil type: Light - sandy


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Mild damp climates
    • Climate suitability: Warm climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Cold hardiness (RHS): H6 (to -20C)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Pendula pear trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

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