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botanical name:
Eriobotrya japonica
Eriobotrya japonica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Loquat
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 8.00m
width: 8.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: yellow
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
description:
Exotic leathery, prominently veined leaves distinguish this evergreen shrub or small tree. In hot summers, white autumn flowers are followed by yellow fruits.

cultivation:
Fertile, well drained soil in full sun and sheltered location with protection from hard frosts and cold winds. Needs a warm position to flourish well but may be grown in a cool greenhouse.

propagation:
From seed or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

usage:
Grown commercially for its fruit. Good foliage plant for tropical-themed gardens or sheltered town courtyards.

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