Pyrus salicifolia Pendula, known as Willow Leaf Pear, makes a fine small weeping tree for a garden. Its spring white flower display is overshadowed by its silver green foliage in the summer that cascades down from the mushroom shaped canopy.
Over several years the crown can get quite woody and dense so we recommend a 70% crown reduction in the winter every five years or so to reinitialize juvenile growth for the following spring.
Quick growing, Pyrus salicifolia Pendula prefers a well-drained soil but also thrives on heavier ground including clay. Its willow shaped leaves turn yellow in autumn.
Feel free to contact us to with any queries you may have and we’re always happy to talk about our trees and offer advice. Nursery visits are welcome by appointment.