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Eriobotrya japonica

Loquat

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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

White

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by Friedrich Strauss, copyright GAP Photos (62118)

Plant details

This large shrub or small, spreading tree is hardy in sheltered places. The dark green, glossy leaves are attractive throughout the year and in warm and sunny locations the clusters of small, white, fragrant flowers are attractive in late autumn. The orange, edible fruit are rarely produced in the UK.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Eriobotrya

Species: japonica

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 600cm

Spread: 600cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Flowering period: November to March


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