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Sage-leaved Pear Pyrus salvifolia (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 10m. Small, much-branched tree. BARK Rough and scaly. BRANCHES Spreading and spiny with blackish, almost hairless old twigs. LEAVES To 5cm long, elliptical, smooth above and grey and woolly below. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS White flowers open with the leaves, followed by pear-shaped fruit, to 8cm long. Pedicel and young fruit are woolly; bitter fruit ripens yellow; used to make Perry. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Occurs in the wild from France eastwards; planted here occasionally. COMMENT Possibly a hybrid between P. communis and P. nivalis.
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Sage-leaved Pear Pyrus salvifolia (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 10m. Small, much-branched tree. BARK Rough and scaly. BRANCHES Spreading and spiny with blackish, almost hairless old twigs. LEAVES To 5cm long, elliptical, smooth above and grey and woolly below. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS White flowers open with the leaves, followed by pear-shaped fruit, to 8cm long. Pedicel and young fruit are woolly; bitter fruit ripens yellow; used to make Perry. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION Occurs in the wild from France eastwards; planted here occasionally. COMMENT Possibly a hybrid between P. communis and P. nivalis.

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Date: 3 Jul 2013
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Credit: ANDREW CLEAVE/NPL
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