Loquat

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Loquat

Eriobotrya japonica
Loquat; Japanese Plum
20

30 feet
10

20 feet
East Asia
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Evergreen
  • Flowering
  • Birds

About This Plant

Partial shade; appreciates some protection from western summer sun. Evergreen, with long, large leaves. Fragrant flowers and sweet, bountiful orange plums during mild winters. Loquat is low-maintenance and rarely requires much training other than cleaning up its litter. Excellent for screening, especially on the east side of a house or a live oak. With its big evergreen leaves it makes a useful and drought-hardy substitute for ligustrum and some of the smaller magnolias. It attracts bees and birds and tends to naturalize (reseed) and spread into alleyways and native areas.

Maintenance

Litter; may appreciate supplemental water in afternoon sun. With many birds to distribute its seeds, loquat tends to spread in alleyways and sometimes into natural areas.

Features

Plant Type:
Small Tree
Size:
20-30' H, 10-20' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay
Wildlife:
Birds, Pollinators
Flower Color:
White
Bloom Time:
January, March, April, December
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
Yes
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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