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Loquat in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Eriobotrya japonica

 

Loquat

Eriobotrya japonica is an evergreen tree, grown as an ornamental in warmer temperate climates and for its fruit in hot climates. It produces huge, leathery, heavily-corrugated oval green leaves, velvety beneath. In mild areas heavily scented flowers are produced in autmn/winter and ripen to give the distinctive apricotish orange fruit famous for being the first ripe fruit of the summer.

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plant Features
  • Loquat likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Loquat likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Loquat is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Loquat likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

 
plant information

Common name

Loquat

Latin name

Eriobotrya japonica

type

Tree

family

Rosaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Loquat likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Loquat is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Loquat likes all soil conditions

    All soil conditions

  • Water

    Loquat likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Loquat is 3.50meters x 10.00meters 3.50 M 10.00 M

Eriobotrya japonica

Eriobotrya japonica is an evergreen tree, grown as an ornamental in warmer temperate climates and for its fruit in hot climates. It produces huge, leathery, heavily-corrugated oval green leaves, velvety beneath. In mild areas heavily scented flowers are produced in autmn/winter and ripen to give the distinctive apricotish orange fruit famous for being the first ripe fruit of the summer.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Eriobotrya japonica is not too fussy about position. Any old soil - even quite poor and slightly waterlogged. It will grow in sun or shade but avoid very exposed sites as the big leaves will get damaged. Plant high, exposing as much of the taper at the base of the trunk as possible. Allowing the soil to accumulate round the base of a tree can be fatal.

 
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