Willow-leaved Pear - Pyrus salicifolia


    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.

    Identification difficulty

    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.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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