narrow elliptical to lanceolate, velvety white, 4 - 9 cm long
in umbels, creamy white, Ø approx. 2.5 cm, April/May
pear-shaped, green with brown lenticels, 2 – 3 cm
solitary, park and garden
places little demands
Устойчивость к ветру:
Broadly growing weeping tree with protruding, pendulous branches with thin twigs that grow straight downward. The height is approx 5 -6 m and the tree often grows equally broad. The bark is silvery grey, twigs are lighter grey. Young twigs in particular are slightly hairy. The twigs have irregular thorns. The narrow elliptical to leaceolate leaves are grey-white, later greyish green and have a velvety hair. The underside remains grey-white and practically bare. The leaf is very similar to willow leaves (salicifolia = willow leaf) and remains on the tree until late in the autumn. The creamy white flowers grow in umbels of 6 – 8 together and appear at the same time as the leaves. They do not stand out very well amidst the silvery grey leaves. Places little demands on the soil. Tolerates dry conditions. More weeping manner of growth than the species and thus used more frequently.