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Cultural Details for Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'

Common Name:
Weeping Willowleaf Pear

Growth Rate:
Rounded-oval form with pendulous branches.

Average Mature Height:
12-15' (rarely to 25')

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Pink buds open to creamy white flowers, 0.75" diameter, closely packed 6-8 in small rounded corymbs

Fruit Details:
Typical pear shaped, 1-1.25" long and wide

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Covered with a grayish white pubescence which falls away with age

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Southeastern Europe, western Asia

Other Features:
Broadly weeping and pendulous. Possibly same as the cultivar 'Silfrozam' (Silver Frostâ„¢).

Culture and Care:
Prefers medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions. Best in cool summer climates. Zone 4-7.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.