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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
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Inversely 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.

ERIOBOTRYA japonica

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£35.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £110.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 15 Litre
  • 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)
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Oblanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • 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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