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Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula Tree

Weeping Silver Pear Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

A lovely, weeping, mound forming tree this ornamental pear boasts beautiful grey-green, narrow willow-like foliage with silvery-white undersides, the effect is a silvery-blue-grey canopy. In April-May single white flowers are produced, which are popular with wildlife in summer, such as bees and other pollinating insects. Foliage of the Weeping Silver Pear tree turns bronzed green in the autumn before falling and brown/green fruits are also produced but they're only eaten by birds.

This pendulous tree will do well given good, well-drained soil in full sun, some exposure will be tolerated. An ideal small garden tree it will grow to just 4 x 4 metres in 20 years. A lovely choice where an icy grey, white, silver or blue theme is desired. The silver pear tree has been awarded the RHS AGM.

AKA Weeping silver pear, Weeping ornamental pear, Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula, silver pear tree

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
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10L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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20L pot 2.5 - 3.0m Standard Tree approx 6-8cm girth £139.99 (ex. VAT)
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45L pot 3.5 - 4.5m Heavy Standard Tree approx 12-14cm girth £239.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order (other than agreed pre orders) and many are despatched on the day we receive the order. There is a slightly longer delivery timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver and this takes a bit of scheduling.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure and at no extra charge. Although we really don't like to give ourselves wriggle room (because we so rarely need it!), we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

Smaller trees/bushes have a delivery charge of £7.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Medium trees of a height of 1.5-2 metres have a delivery charge of £9.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands). Orders for multiple trees have a single delivery cost of £12.95 plus vat (excluding Highlands and Islands).

Mature trees and pleached trees are more expensive to deliver. Cost varies by postcode and is calculated in the check out process. You can buy more than one tree for the same delivery cost, so if you are purchasing a good number of trees it works out to be economical.

Highlands and Islands charges start from £29.95 plus vat and are calculated in the check out process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Overseas Destinations

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula trees

When planting Ornamental pear trees, such as the Weeping Silver Pear tree, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Pyrus trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Weeping Silver Pear trees

Ornamental Pear trees should be pruned during the dormant season, from autumn to early spring. Pruning requirements are minimal, focussing on only damaged or awkwardly placed branches. When pruning an ornamental pear tree you should aim for a balanced all round effect. For the first several years, prune the lower branches to maintain a clear stem. Even weeping varieties need to have a clear stem to allow room for their pendulous branches.

Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula Tree (Weeping Silver Pear Trees) Description

  • Common name: Weeping silver pear tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer
  • Foliage: Silvery grey foliage, turning bronzed green in autumn
  • Soil: Requires a well-drained, moist site but will grow in most soil types