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Weeping Silver Pear or Willow-leaved Pear (Pyrus salicifolia)


Native to the Middle East, Pyrus salicifolia is a species of deciduous pear widely grown as an ornamental tree. It has a semi-weeping habit, white flowers, small inedible fruit and willow-like, silver-grey leaves. Dry tolerant when established and will grow in most soils with reasonable drainage, it is an ideal garden specimen with a distinctive form and texture.

The spring flowers appear first as rose pink buds amongst fresh, new silver leaves, opening to clear white 5-petalled blooms around . It is a small tree to around 4-6 metres tall and around 4 metres wide.

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