Loquat Seedling (Eriobotrya japonica)
Loquat Seedling (Eriobotrya japonica)
Loquat Seedling (Eriobotrya japonica)
Loquat Seedling (Eriobotrya japonica)
Loquat Seedling (Eriobotrya japonica)

Loquat Seedling (Eriobotrya japonica)

Regular price $15.95
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The Loquat tree is a fast-growing, cold hardy ornamental fruiting edible landscape tree with a beautiful tropical look.  It produces a wonderful sweet, tart and tangy fruit from late Winter to early Spring.  Loquat, commonly known as Japanese Plum, is native to China and related to the rose, apple, and pear family.

Loquat trees are known to survive outdoors without protection in Zone 7. If your area is too cold this plant can easily be overwintered indoors and will grow well for decades in a container. 

Medicinally, Loquat leaves and fruit have high concentrations of calcium, phosphorus, iron, potassium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.  The leaves can be used year round to make a tea.

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How to Grow Loquat

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Late Winter - early Spring

Mature Size: Height, up to 25 ft. Canopy Width, 10-20 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Moist, well-draining soil, rich in organic matter. Water well when blooming but make sure the soil is well-draining.

Exposure: Full Sun

Zone Hardiness: 7-10 can handle low temperatures but if frost occurs while flowering it may not bear fruit.