Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Weeping Pear Tree

This tree has produced a fruit at last.
The tree was in the garden when we moved in and although it was quite tall and bushy has never had any fruit on it for the 5 years we've been here.
Its lovely and droopy with silvery green leaves and thin branches that reach to the ground.
I had no idea what sort of tree it was but have now identified it due to its little fruit!
I found this info:

Pyrus salicifolia pendula

Pyrus are deciduous trees or shrubs with oval leaves and scented white flowers in spring, followed by green or brown fruits, edible in some species

'Pendula' is an elegant small deciduous tree with slender weeping branches, narrow greyish leaves and creamy-white flowers followed by small, brownish fruits

Also known as Weeping silver pear

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