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Eriobotrya japonica

Loquat

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsSeptember & April
  • Height4m to 10m
  • Spread4m to 8m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourDark glossy green

Description

Eriobotrya japonica (Loquat). This is an upright spreading evergreen. It will produce white-green flowers in the autumn and winter, the deliciously edible fruit will ripen in the spring.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

China & Japan

Interest and use

Fruit, ornamental, shade, container, greenhouse, hedging and specimen.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 8.0
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

By seed or cuttings in early summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Squirrels, birds and bees are attracted.

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