Pyrus salicifolia is native to the Middle East. Its long willow-like leaves are covered with a fuzzy layer of hair, which gives it a lustrous silvery green color. Weeping pears flower in the spring, around March; the flowers are white with many black-tipped stamens. The fruits are green, pear-like, but unfortunately, inedible. However, its weeping habit and colorful leaves and flowers make it a popular ornamental plant. Read more about our weeping pear specimen in the Yale Nature Walk website.