Fruit - raw or cooked
. The flesh is rather tough and gritty, but has a reasonable flavour when it is fully ripe[K]. The fruits are up to 2cm long
There are no material uses listed for Pyrus elaeagnifolia.
There are no medicinal uses listed for Pyrus elaeagnifolia.
Canopy or Secondary canopy
Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe in the autumn, it will then usually germinate in mid to late winter. Stored seed requires 8 - 10 weeks cold stratification at 1°c and should be sown as early in the year as possible
. Temperatures over 15 - 20°c induce a secondary dormancy in the seed
. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and grow them on in light shade in a cold frame or greenhouse for their first year. Plant them out in late spring or early summer of the following year.
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Prefers a good well-drained loam in full sun
. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Tolerates light shade but does not fruit so well in such a position. Tolerates atmospheric pollution, excessive moisture and a range of soil types if they are moderately fertile
. Established plants are drought tolerant
Plants are hardy to at least -15°c.
The branches are thorny.
This species is closely related to P. nivalis
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Pyrus elaeagnifolia.
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? 4.04.1 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
? ? Flora Europaea Cambridge University Press (1964-00-00)
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