PYRUS

This name was at one time used for flowering crabs, for MALUS, also the mountain ashes (rowans) which are treated under SORBUS.

Pyrus salicifolia (willow-leaved pear) is occasionally offered in catalogues in its form pendula. This makes a delightful weeping tree to about 15 ft. with silvery foliage and cream-coloured flowers which appear in April at the same time as the leaves unfold. A sunny, well-drained position is desirable. Increase by grafting on to wild pear stock.

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