'Silver Frost' Pear - A Tree for the Evening Garden

Silver Frost Pear - photo from Heaven is a Garden 

Want to create a garden that glows in the evening? Plant white and silvery plants. The 'Silver Frost' Pear is a tree that can fit in tight places and is quite a conversation starter!

The ornamental 'Silver Frost' pear (Pyrus salicifolia 'Silver Frost'), also known as the willow leaf pear, sports 3- to 4-inch long narrow, silvery leaves that look very much willow leaves. It is a small tree that is a bright silver accent in the landscape. 
Silver Frost Pear -  click here for source
It grows to about 15 feet tall and  in late winter has bud tips tinged with pink. In early spring it has white, five-petaled pear blossoms. The tree's small fruits are hard and bitter to eat. It has little fall color.

source: connon nurseries

The 'Silver Frost' pear tree grows in zones 4 - 7 and can tolerate pollution. Great for city gardens. But it is not tolerant of wet soil, long freezes in winter or hot, arid summers. Likes sun.
In late winter, you will need to prune the tree to maintain its shape. You can also trim and shape it  as a topiary. It makes a great arbor - as shown below.

design by Peter Fudge - Silver Frost Pear Arbor


  1. What a fabulous tree, the color is stunning! I love the allée of Silver Frost pear trees : )

    1. Hi Laurin! - isn't that a great idea? A silvery tree canopy overhead...


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