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Pyrus salicifolia - 'Pendula' (Ornamental Pear)

Pyrus salicifolia - 'Pendula' (Ornamental Pear)
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Type Tree, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Weeping or Cascading Foliage, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Silver Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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Pyrus salicifolia - Cultivation Notes

The ornamental pear will flourish in the toughest of soils include the dry and stoney, but not wet. Plant in a sunny spot, Pyrus will tolerate exposed / industrial locations.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Pyrus salicifolia:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations

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Common Missspellings: Pierus, Pyris, Pires, Pyres, Piyres, Pyras, Piyras

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