The pear is native to coastal and mildly temperate regions of the Old World, from Western Europe and North Africa east across Asia.It is a medium-sized tree, reaching 10–17 m (33–56 ft) tall, often with a tall, narrow crown; a few species are shrubby.. Species. This wonderful ornamental pear smothers itself in pure white blooms in late winter and early spring. Nivalis Snow Flowering Pear (Pyrus nivalis) Small deciduous tree grown for ornamental flowers, leaves and fruit. Gams. It is in flower from April to May, and the seeds ripen from October to December. Like most pears, its fruit can be eaten raw or cooked; they have a mild sour taste. Pyrus nivalis ~ Snow pear. IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status : Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. * This small tree is also low maintenance and hardy but differs in that it has silvery grey green foliage and a semi pendulous branch structure which can create a very striking foliage contrast within the landscape. Snow Pear >> Pyrus nivalis A medium tree with soft, silvery green foliage. Pyrus nivalis is a deciduous Tree growing to 10 m (32ft 10in). Pyrus nivalis is a tree of great elegance and is certain to make an impact in any landscape. 200L. It is hardy to zone (UK) 6 and is not frost tender. Botanical name – Pyrus nivalis Common name – Ornamental Pear, Snow Pear Description – A small to medium sized deciduous tree. The leaves are paler than other ornamental pears. Heritage size. Size availability. Flowers pure white, 1 1 ⁄ 2 in. Pyrus nivalis. Pyrus nivalis – Snow pear. Spring will shower you with prolific pretty white flowers. Small tree with a round, loose crown made up of robust, vertical branches. This form of Pyrus has been the main feature in our garden for many years now. Snow Pear. In Spring, white blossom adorns the tree and is followed by silvery fresh foliage. Erect branches with woolly white new leaves maturing to oval shaped, silver-green. $16.50 (Currently unavailable for purchase) Size. It’s drought and wet condition tolerant, providing year round interest. These hardy trees grow to about 10m (30′) and have attractive silvery/grey leaves. Common Name: Snow Pear. Pear - Snow. 5-8 Metres. Foliage: grey-green foliage, margin serrated. Spectacular bright red-orange foliage in Autumn. Other names. It is hardy to zone (UK) 4 and is not frost tender. The foliage that then follows is silvery white and covered in fine down. Flowering Time: White flower clusters in early Spring. Foliage turns red-orange in autumn. An ornamental pear has very shallow root systems and can become a nuisance as the tree matures and the large roots push up through the surface. Its grey-green leaves give a softer appearance compared with other types of Pears. 750L. Spread: 4 – 6m. $16.50. 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