Species Data

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Rosales

Family: Rosaceae

Scientific Name: Pyrus salicifolia

IUCN Red List status:Near Threatened

IUCN Species Range Map



Pyrus salicifolia is a species of pear, native to the Middle East. The tree is deciduous and relatively small in size, rarely reaching 10 to 12 metres in height. It has silvery foliage with a rounded crown. The tree is widely grown as an ornamental and has had a key role in the origin of cultivated pear varieties.


The tree produces flowers that range in colour from light rose to white. Its fruits are usually single, round or pear-shaped, and are brown or golden. It is highly drought resistant and can tolerate frosts down to minus 32 degrees Celsius.

A Willow-leaved Pear tree
A view of a valley in the Caucasus, habitat for Caucasian Oak
Habitat and Range

The native range of this variety of pear tree is in the middle-east and it grows largely in the temperate biome.



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