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ERIOBOTRYA

Unusual in that flowers form in autumn and the fruit ripens from spring to summer if conditions are warm enough - rarely in the UK, yet.

Genus of about 30 species of evergreen shrubs and trees from woodland in the Himalayas and eastern Asia.

Originally from China, the loquat is so easily grown in sub-tropical and mild-temperate climates that it has become naturalised widely.

Over 800 cultivars exist in Asia. Spain is the European producer.

An Italian liqueur, nespolino, reminiscent of amaretto, is made from the seeds, the cyanogenic glycosides providing flavour without the risk of harm.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen
  • Tree - or shrubs
  • Full sun - sheltered position.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - can be grown against a sunny wall in warmer areas. E. japonica is the commercial loquat.
  • Pests & Diseases - under glass mealybugs and leaf blight.
  • Place of origin - Himalayas, Asia
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil

Buy Varieties of ERIOBOTRYA

ERIOBOTRYA 'Coppertone'

ERIOBOTRYA 'Coppertone'  >


Commonly known as: Japanese loquat.
Glossy evergreen dark green leaves contrasting with attractive red new growth. This is actually a cross between two separate genus, Eriobotryia and Rhaphiolepis. Pale pink flowers in
£30.00 each
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ERIOBOTRYA japonica   AWARD

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
£17.50 each
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