Willow???

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davelambo

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Willow???
« on: October 24, 2009, 20:14 »
I have a tree in the garden that i have always assumed is a weeping willow.
But this year it has borne fruit.
I kid you not,they look just like minature green pears approx 1inch long.
If i can fathom out how to put pics up i will.
Dond suppose anyone knows what this tree really is??
Any help would be really appreciated.
rgds,Dave..
« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 18:28 by davelambo »

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poultrygeist

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Re: Willow???
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 20:17 »
Hi Dave. Welcome in.  :)

If you want to post photos, here's the help sticky all about it....
http://chat.allotment-garden.org/index.php?topic=19476.0

I'm intrigued to see it. And find out what it is  :unsure:

Rob

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Re: Willow???
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 21:40 »
Is it a weeping pear. The leaves look a bit willow like and are silvery.  I have one, I'll take a pic tomorrow and we can see if its the same :unsure:

« Last Edit: October 24, 2009, 21:43 by Spana »

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davelambo

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Re: Willow???
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 18:25 »
Heres a few pics i have taken today.
I think it may well be a weeping pear.
I always thought it was a weeping willow. :blush:
bark.jpg
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« Last Edit: October 26, 2009, 18:26 by davelambo »

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Re: Willow???
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2009, 19:24 »
It looks like Pyrus salicifolia " Pendula " to me. The weeping pear. :D

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Re: Willow???
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009, 20:29 »
What is it exactly ?  They're not really pears, are they ?

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Re: Willow???
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2009, 20:34 »
They are pears, but ornamental rather than edible. :D

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Re: Willow???
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2009, 20:36 »
That's a new one on me   :D


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« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2009, 23:20 »
It is a weeping pear. If it was a weeping willow it would have taken your garden over.

I made the mistake of trying one of the fruits on mine as they looked ripe. It was not sour but dried my mouth up so I had no  option but to spit it out.

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Re: Willow???
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2009, 07:24 »
It looks like Pyrus salicifolia " Pendula " to me. The weeping pear. :D

 :blink:  I'm always genuinely impressed by the level of expertise on this forum.  Salicifolia?   Means willow leaved - which follows with davelambo thinking its a willow all these years.  Tidy.  Pity they are only ornamental pears.

All we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about (Charles Kingsley)

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davelambo

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Re: Willow???
« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2009, 19:13 »
Thanks for your help DavidT,after your reply,i googled weeping pear and recognised the tree and fruit. 8)
The tree itself is nearly 10 years old but has only started fruiting this year. :ohmy:
I tried biting into one today and my mouth dried up too,a bit like sucking a non ripe sloe. :dry:



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