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Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula'

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Photo Locations: Red Butte Garden - Salt Lake City, UT

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Has attractive weeping form. The arching boughs of this ornamental pear create beautiful winter interest. P. salicifolia growns to 25 feet high by 20 feet wide.

Family: Rosaceae

Tree Characteristics

Weeping with a Low Canopy.

Rounded, Weeping Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 15 feet.

Width: 12 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Lanceolate to Ovate, Light Green, No Change, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown or Mostly Green Pome, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Light Green.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 21.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to White Fly, Fire Blight and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

None Known Health Hazard.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values


Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula' Tree Record." 1995-2020. Aug 14, 2020.
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