Pyrus nivalis Pyrus

Pyrus

Description: A small, classic, silver leaved tree with stout ascending branches and abundant pure white flowers in April. Yellowish green fruits follow in late summer, becoming sweet when over-ripe.

History: Native to southern Europe, and introduced in 1800.

Pyrus Growing Tips: Suitable for most soils, tolerant of drought and very hardy, prefers full sun. Ideal for screening and roadside planting.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 3m

Attributes

  • Drought tolerant
  • Flowering month: April
  • Leaf colour: Silver / Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Can be hard pruned

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