Weeping pear trees are lovely, mound forming trees. 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 Weeping Silver Pear trees turns bronzed green in the autumn before falling and brown/green fruits are also produced but they’re only eaten by birds.
The pendulous weeping pear trees 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.
Other ornamental pear varieties available inc. calleryana ‘Chanticleer’
Pyrus Chanticleer, an ornamental pear tree, is an attractive, low maintenance tree making it a favourite with architects, landscapers and gardeners alike. An ornamental pear which produces blush to white flowers with black stamens in late spring, then offers a glossy green foliage through the summer before phasing to a strong red in autumn, with the colour often persisting to Christmas. Small brown fruits sometimes produced in late summer. An upright, dense tree when young, broadening considerably with age.
Chanticleer trees are medium sized and slender, absolutely perfect for planting in a line 3-4 metres apart. Pyrus calleryana Chanticleer trees can reach a height of up to 10 metres. Pyrus Chanticleer is an exceptionally easy tree to grow with a long season of interest and leaf cover.
In late winter or early spring remove misplaced or crossing branches to build up a healthy, permanent framework.