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common name: Loquat
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -5°C
USDA zone: 7 to 9
Exotic leathery, prominently veined leaves distinguish this evergreen shrub or small tree. In hot summers, white autumn flowers are followed by yellow fruits.
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.
From seed or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Grown commercially for its fruit. Good foliage plant for tropical-themed gardens or sheltered town courtyards.