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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
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.

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