Willow-leaved Pear - Pyrus salicifolia

Description

Leaves downy and similar to White Willow especially early in the season. It has small pear shaped fruits and white, five petalled flowers with many stamens.

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Habitat

Occasionally planted.

When to see it

Flowers June

Life History

Deciduous, perennial tree.

UK Status

Occasional in Britain, nearly always resulting from planting.

VC55 Status

Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map