Weeping Pear Tree Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula Options Explained
100-150cm: 2-3 years old, 100-150cm tall 5-12L pot. Usually Half Standard.
150-180cm: 2-4 years old, 150-180cm tall, 9-15L pot. Usually Half Standard.
Girth 8-10cm: Standard,25-30L pot, *Around 180-200cm clear stem. Roughly 30-100cm wide/tall foliage.
Girth 10-12cm: Standard,30-35L pot, *Around 180-200cm clear stem. Roughly 40-120cm wide/tall foliage.
Girth 12-14cm: Standard,70L pot, *Around 180-200cm clear stem. Roughly 50-140cm wide/tall foliage.
Girth 14-16cm: Standard,150L pot, *Around 180-200cm clear stem. Roughly 60-150cm wide/tall foliage.
Girth 16-18cm: Standard,70L pot, *Around 180-200cm clear stem. Roughly 60-180cm wide/tall foliage
Girth 18-20cm: Standard,150L pot, *Around 180-200cm clear stem. Roughly 60-200cm wide/tall foliage
Girth 20-25cm: Standard,70L pot, *Around 180-200cm clear stem. Roughly 60-200cm wide/tall foliage
*Heights/widths/clear stem is given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions and interpretation of Standard) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth. Trees over 5.5m may include a delivery surcharge based on location and species.
Once a mature Weeping Pear Tree Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula is over around 200cm/4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm (roughly 12-18months growth), the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March. If listed in a pot, they are available to purchase and plant all year round.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. Industry definitions (which are not universal) mean Half Standard have around 1.2-1.5m clear stem and Standard 1.8m or more. Half Standards will usually be smaller than their standard equivalent girth size.
Weeping Pear Tree Pyrus Salicifolia Pendula
This Weeping Pear tree (Pyrus salicifolia 'Pendula') is a rather petite, spreading tree with the most graceful, weeping branches coupled with silvery grey, long, almost willow shaped leaves. During spring, this tree is cloaked in creamy coloured flowers. Like Chanticleer, our other ornamental pear, the pears are inedible. An ideal specimen tree for smaller town gardens, in particular those based on a white or grey colour scheme, it is pollution tolerant and can cope with alkaline soils. Expect a final height of around 10m (30ft).
Also known as Pendulous Weeping Pear Tree, Weeping Silver Pear or "that lovely tree over there!"
As with most weeping trees, you can determine final height by allowing the tree to grow to the height you require and then cut the main trunk/stem. If you are going to restrict growth by keeping it in the pot and then planting it, you need to remember to feed every year. The larger the pot, the larger the tree will grow.
Pyrus Salicofolia Powdery Mildews
Weeping pear trees may get this so you should be aware of what it is and what you can do to reduce the chances of getting it. It won't harm the tree, it only looks like it will. Sometimes your best preventative efforts are not enough if the weather provides ideal conditions for it to thrive.
It is a fungal disease covering most of the tree to include foliage, fruits and stems. Symptoms include white powdery patches and some possible distortion or stunting and some plants turning brown.
Chemical free control includes removing all fallen leaves that have been infected and pruning out foliage showing early signs of it. Keeping the plant watered at the roots (not the foliage) and feeding it will help make it less prone to infection.
Fungacides approved for ornamental plants include Scotts Fungus Clear Ultra, Bayer Fungus Fighter Concentrate, Tebuconazole, Bayer Fungus Fighter Plus and Triticonazole. This list changes regularly so best to check with your local gardening centre for approved chemicals.
Prevention measures include keeping moisture levels under control. This can be done by keeping the grass short or any other water trapping foliage trimmed and by letting in as much air and sun into the garden as possible to dry out the rains. Basically moisture that hangs around is a big part of the problem. Watering the base of the tree and not the foliage is probably the biggest measure you can take and pruning the tree to have an open centre will help.
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Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.