Weeping willowleaf pear (Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula')

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Weeping willowleaf pear
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Weeping willowleaf pear (Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula')

Cultivars:
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4
Mature Height Mature Height
12 to 18 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 12 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
oval to rounded form with pendulous branches; 12-18’ tall; 10-12’ wide; narrow, silver-gray leaves; creamy-white flowers in mid spring; small, greenish fruit; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers a moist, well-drained soil but is tolerant to drought; susceptible to fireblight; good alternative to the invasive Russian-olive; native to Europe and Asia; hardy to zone 4

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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