Pyrus salicifolia

Mature Size, Growth Longevity

Grows to 12-15'(25') tall and 10-12' wide, rounded-oval form with broadly weeping, pendulous branches. Pendulous branches can add winter interest to the landscape.

Native Range

Native to Southeastern Europe, western Asia.

Flower and Fruit Details

Pink flower buds open to creamy white flowers, 0.75" diameter, closely packed 6-8 in small rounded corymbs. Typical pear-shaped fruit, 1-1.25" long and wide.

Leaf and Bark Features

Leaves are a silver-gray shaded version of green. Bark is covered with a grayish white pubescence which falls away with age.

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. Susceptible to Fireblight.

Strengths, Weaknesses, Other Facts

Suggested Uses

Taxa and Plants of this Species at BCA

  • Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' // Weeping Willowleaf Pear
    Possibly same as the cultivar 'Silfrozam' (Silver Frost™).
    -not currently in our collection-