Eriobotrya japonica

Loquat

$33.08 | 3 G | 15 Avail. | $33.08

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb



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Loquat is a small fruit-producing evergreen tree with a short trunk and upward reaching branches.  The strongly-veined leathery dark green foliage has a lighter rusty green underside  leathery dark green foliage.  Large panicles of sweetly fragrant white star-shaped flowers bloom in late fall to early winter.  Following the flowers are edible fruits with smooth or downy yellow to orange skin that ripen in spring.  Prefers consistently moist well-drained soils.  

Type: 

Tree

Height: 

10' - 25'

Spread: 

10' - 25' 

Spacing: 

20’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

8 - 10

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest:  

SpringFallYear-Round

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Susceptible to fire blight.  Potential issues include canker, rots, scale, blight, and leaf spot.  Watch for aphids, scale, fruit flies and caterpillars.  

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland Gardens, Groundcover, Foundational Plantings, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS: LoropetalumCalifornia LilacAucuba

 

IMAGE: AftabbanooriLoquat-0CC BY-SA 3.0


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