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By Jenfren

Herefordshire, United Kingdom Gb

have a small tree with leaves a bit like an olive but fruits like a small hard pear what could it be



Lots of things - cou;d you post a photo please.

2 Nov, 2011


Hello! I don't suppose you might mean a small standard silver leaf weeping pear? Anything bigger than a small standard and it would not be an olive - you would know by the shape of the fruit?! What colour and shape are the leaves?

2 Nov, 2011


I thought it sounded like a weeping ornamental pear too. Pretty flowers.

2 Nov, 2011


If pennyfarthin and I are right, then it will need dead-wooding inside, occaisionally, like a salix. You can shape/trim them to suit your requirements. The 'pears' are inedible, but the flowers pretty, bees in my garden love them and the silvery leaves are evergreen.

2 Nov, 2011



3 Nov, 2011


Pyrus salicifolia. I had one but it got very wide. Watch out for the thorns, too!

4 Nov, 2011


thanks so much yes i think this is what i have got,having moved to new house with large garden its a bit of a voyage of discovery

4 Nov, 2011

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