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ERIOBOTRYA japonica

Commonly known as Japanese loquat, Loquat

Large handsome corrugated leaves with clusters of white hawthorn flowers followed, in a hot summer, by yellow pear-shaped edible fruits. Hardy outside in milder areas
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£20.00 each

Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2020 - Dispatch will take place mid to late autumn.
Large £55.00 each

Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2020
plant size comparison icon 7.5 to 10 Litre
  • Evergreen - lance-shaped, sharp-pointed. strongly-veined dark green leaves to 30cm (12in) long.
  • White
  • 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.
  • Flower Shape - Panicles - - small, 5-petalled flowers in pyramidal panicles
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Patio / pot plants -
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil -
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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7-8m (22-26ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  7-8m (22-26ft)
 

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