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Pyrus salicifolia

This tree is cultivated widely in gardens and landscapes. It grows well on infertile sandy soils due to its spreading root system. The trees flower in the spring, but during the rest of the year can be trimmed back and shaped almost like topiary. This species of tree is very susceptible to fireblight, a bacterial pathogen.

Pyrus salicifolia is a species of pear, native to the Middle East. It is also widely grown as an ornamental tree and is called by various common names, including Willow-leafed Pear, Willowleaf Pear, Weeping Pear, and similar. The tree is small and rounded, rarely reaching 10-12 meters in height and bearing pendulous, silvery foliage, superficially similar to a weeping willow. The flowers are large and pure white highlighted with black-tipped stamens although the buds are tipped with red. More

Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' is grown in gardens and parks. Flowers white, borne in February followed by small pears. Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' used as street tree Pyrus calleryana 'Chanticleer' Note the upright habit. More