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Commonly known as Japanese loquat, Loquat
Evergreen - lance-shaped, sharp-pointed. strongly-veined dark green leaves to 30cm (12in) long.
Height - 7-8m (22-26ft)
Spread - 7-8m (22-26ft)
Tree - vigorous, spreading shrub or small tree. Flowers are produced from autumn to winter, possibly followed by fruit in spring.
Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
Full sun - sheltered position.
Additional Features - Medicinal properties - leaves are widely used in the Far East in cough remedies. The commercial loquat.
Pests & Diseases - under glass mealybugs and leaf blight.
Place of origin - China, Japan.
Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants
Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Scented Plants - Scented flowers
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil
Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading
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Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.
Slate Tie-on Plant Labels
Hand made in Cornwall, these delightful natural slate labels are perfect for pots. Comes with chalk pen. Pack of 5