- Broadleaf, deciduous small tree with slender weeping branches; typically reaches 15 ft (4.5 m) tall with a similar spread. Leaves are narrow elliptic, tapering at both ends, 3-9 cm long, 0.8-1.5 cm wide, entire or sparsely toothed, at first covered with greyish felt, upper surface becoming glabrous green in late summer. Flowers are creamy-white followed by small, green then brownish fruits.
Full sun to part shade, not fussy about the soil if well-drained. Does not perform well in high summer heat.
Hardy to USDA Zone 4 The species, Pyrus salicifolia, is native to southeastern Europe and the Middle East. The selection ‘Pendula' was first cultivated in Germany in the 1850s and introduced into North America in 1880-1900 and becoming popular only in the 1980s.
salicifolia: Salix-(willow) leaved
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