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Pyrus betulaefolia 'Southworth' Dancer™
This attractive flowering ornamental pear selection has fine birch-like leaves that ‘dance’ in the slightest breeze. An excellent choice of small growing foliage tree for parks, gardens and streetscapes.
Ovate to broadly pyramidal, with a well formed crown.
New growth emerges as silvery-grey, and soon matures to a shining mid-green with a finely serrate margin. Leaves have longish petioles and hang on slender branchlets. Yellow in autumn.
Numerous white flowers with bright purplish-red stamens are produced in groups of eight to ten. Observed to bloom later than most other ornamental pears in some regions of Australia.
Russet coloured globose fruits. Inedible.
Adaptable to a wide range of site conditions including quite dry conditions, slightly alkaline soils and air pollution. Able to handle intermittently wet, heavy soils.