- For Container or Garden Growing
- Fruit, small round orange and sweet
- Growing in 3-inch pots, under one year old
Loquat Tree Eriobotrya japonica
For Container or Garden Growing
Loquats are a rare fruit tree from Asia that which flowers in fall or winter and fruits in April to May. The loquat tree fruit is small, round orange and sweet.
The long, elliptical, serrated leaves add a tropical look to the garden and the bold textured foliage contrasts well with many other plants, such as palm trees. The leaves are dark green and glossy on top and hairy on the underside. The flowers are white panicles at the ends of the branches that appear in late Fall or early Winter with a pleasant sweet fragrance. The exotic fruits are oval or pear-shaped and grow in clusters. They are usually 1 to 2 inches long with a downy smooth, yellow or orange, sometimes red blushed skin. The succulent yellow, or orange flesh has a sweet-tangy flavor. Some might describe it as a cross between a sweet plum and a kumquat or citrusy flavor. If you live in mild winter areas from Zones 7-10, the Loquat tree will make an attractive and tasty addition to your landscape. In cooler areas of the country it is grown in a container or in above ground planters that can be moved indoors when the temps are below 40F. Loquats are forgiving in their soil requirements: clay, sand, loam, acid, alkaline. They are also moderately drought resistant. Full or part sun.
Our sale Loquats are just under 1 year old and shipped in a 3 inch pot.