General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 25-40 feet (8-12 m)
Plant Spread: 25 feet (8 m)
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers

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Common names
  • Willowleaf Pear
  • Weeping Willowleaf Pear

Photo Gallery
Location: In an Oklahoma City garden
Date: 2001-04-06
Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' [Weeping Willow Leafed Pear]
Location: In an Oklahoma City garden
Date: 2001-04-18
Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' [Weeping Willow Leafed Pear]
Location: Belgium
Date: 2018-05-20
Location: Thorp Perrow, Yorkshire, UK
Date: 2016-05-09
Location: In an Oklahoma City garden
Date: 2001-04-06
Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' [Weeping Willow Leafed Pear]
Comments:
  • Posted by jathton (Oklahoma City, OK - Zone 7a) on Feb 29, 2024 10:41 PM concerning plant:
    My first look at this small tree was in the Van Dusen Botanic Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia in the early 1990's. It is good looking... with a dense branch structure that eventually forms a loosely round crown . The leaves are willow like, 1-3 inches long and covered in woolly gray-green. The blooms in spring are white and attractive, but the form and foliage is the highlight of this tree.
    One serious caveat... this tree has a serious problem with fireblight. Pacific Northwest gardeners seem to have the greatest success with this particular tree.
    I say that regrettably... I'd love one in my garden.

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