Pyrus nivalis

Snow Pear

Commonly known as the Snow Pear, this form of Pyrus sets itself apart from the rest with its main point of difference being the slightly glaucous foliage which gives the tree a soft, silvery green appearance when in leaf. As well as this, come Autumn, as with other forms of pyrus, the foliage puts on a vibrant show of bright red colour. The flowers are small and white and may be followed by small fruits which have a mild, sour taste. This tree has a well balanced structure and is easy to manage having a straight trunk. The grey-green leaf colour lends itself well to adding contrast and interest amongst other plants.

  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Common Name: Snow Pear
  • Mature Size (h x w): 8 x 5m
  • Form: Round
  • Genus: Pyrus

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Container Height  
40cm/27L 1.6-2.0m Shortlist
50cm/52L 2.0-2.5m Shortlist
100L 3.0-4.0m Shortlist
200L 4.5-5.0m Shortlist

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Uses

A notable inclusion in any garden with a bit of space. Fruit formation may limit the streetscape use of this tree. Fantastic autumn colour.

Position & Soil

Prefers a moist, humus rich soil in a sunny position. Can tolerate most conditions but mulching can help retain water during the warmer periods of the year.

Categories

Deciduous
This symbol denotes trees that have leaves that fall off or are shed seasonally to avoid adverse weather conditions such as cold or drought.
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Feature Foliage
These trees are known for distinctive foliage in terms of colour, structure or shape.
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Specimen
Also referred to as feature trees, these are noteworthy selections due to size, shape, foliage cover, seasonal colour or general knock-out attractiveness. They can stand-alone in any garden.
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Substitutes

Pyrus ussuriensis
This Manchurian Pear is a very popular selection largely due to the brilliant display of colour in Autumn. The dark…

Malus tschonoskii
This is a strong upright growing deciduous tree with good autumn colour. It is also a good alternative to an…

Pyrus calleryana 'Winter Glow'
This is a deciduous (often referred to as semi deciduous or even evergreen) medium growing ornamental pear. It is often…

Pyrus calleryana 'Cleveland Select'
A medium sized, fast growing tree with a 3-6m spread and symmetrical, pyramid shape. Branches grow dense and upright, making…


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